Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Easy side with lots of flavor.


  1. Place all in a rice cooker cover rice with water. Submerged 1 inch. Press start and relax till done.
  2. Alternate Method of cooking:.
  3. Or cook stove top adding 2 cups water to all ingredients.
  4. Bring to boil and lower to simmer cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Fluff with fork and enjoy.
  6. Garnish with pine nuts and basil.
Most Helpful

Yum! I had some pesto to use up from another recipe and was lucky enough to find your recipe. It added a zip to our meal. Thanks for posting!

Lucky in Bayview December 30, 2011

I too had some leftover jasmine rice and pesto, plus cherry tomatoes from the garden. Nice taste! Thanks Rita!

Sharon123 October 26, 2008

I am a big fan of jasmine rice and pesto. This was a great, simple, marriage of the two. Thanks Rita L, for ALL of your wonderful contributions to this website!! :)

cafeaugogo May 12, 2006