Pesto Rice With Pine Nuts

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Shuzbud

This is a quick and easy side dish that tastes delicious. The pine nuts give a wonderful flavour and texture.

Top Review by IngridH

Yummy! I love pesto, it always reminds me of summer. Adding a bit to my rice just punched the flavor through the roof! I didn't add the optional cheese, but loved this anyway. I'll be saving this to make again, and telling friends how wonderful it is! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the rice in the hot water, simmering over a low heat in a covered pan for around 20 minutes, until all the water has been absorbed.
  2. When the rice is fully cooked, remove from the heat.
  3. Add the pesto sauce, pine nuts and parmesan cheese. Stir to mix well.
  4. If the rice has had a chance to cool at all, you may wish to reheat it at this point- the rice should be hot enough for the mozzarella to melt slightly.
  5. Serve onto plates and top with the grated mozzarella if desired.
  6. Enjoy!

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