Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a tasty, cheesy way to serve rice. It's best in the summer, served with fresh tomatoes and a crusty baguette.


  1. Bring the rice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
  2. Blend the other ingredients in a food processor to make a pesto sauce.
  3. Add to the rice.
  4. Serve with lots of fresh tomatoes to make up for the "death by cheese and olive oil" sensation. If it needs made up for, that is. I kind of like it.
Most Helpful

Too much basil and the rice was gummy. Possibly too much cheese. I won't make it again

marliewiggins October 01, 2008

I love making this rice dish. Although I substituted fresh cilantro for the fresh basil and OH LA LA!! Adds a wonderful twist on a pesto. I love the flavor of cilantro, and this rice makes an excellent addition with any mexican/spanish dish! April 07, 2008