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    Pesto Rice

    Pesto Rice. Photo by hisfavoritemavis

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    Total Time:

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    1 hr

    15 mins

    45 mins

    hisfavoritemavis's Note:

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

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    1. 1
      Bring the rice to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes.
    2. 2
      Blend the other ingredients in a food processor to make a pesto sauce.
    3. 3
      Add to the rice.
    4. 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.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 01, 2008


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

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    • on April 07, 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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Pesto Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (401 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 664.6
    Calories from Fat 394
    Total Fat 43.7 g
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    Cholesterol 16.5 mg
    Sodium 300.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 53.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 6.0 g
    Sugars 5.0 g
    Protein 20.5 g

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