Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pesto Rice with Parmesan and Pine Nuts

I can't tell you how much my family loves pesto!  That's the reason we chose 
to make Jimmy some gorgeous shish-kabobs with vibrant green pesto rice with 
parmesan and pine nuts for Father's Day dinner.  This rice is so amazing and the 
best part is that it goes beautifully with beef, chicken or pork.  It's fresh, cheesy 
and delicious with the yummy crunch of toasted pine nuts.  

There really isn't much of a recipe.  I like to make up some Jasmine rice (it's 
my favorite) in the rice cooker, when it's finished cooking I dump it out into an
extra large bowl add pesto to your taste. Then add a handful of parmesan and 
pine nuts.  Easy peasy!  My little trick is to put it back into the rice cooker and 
click on the warm button.  It keeps it nice and warm until the rest of the meal is 

Making this rice during the week is a sure way to perk up any weeknight meal 
but it's also perfect for a special occasion.  A big plus is it has a lot of flavor 
without a lot of work.  My kids all are crazy about it.  My youngest Bay, who is 
eleven came in and asked if she could have the leftovers for lunch the next day.  
Her daddy have her a scornful look and ended up sharing it with her!  Try it at 
your house and watch your family fight for the leftovers!

1 comment:

  1. Isn't the Pesto Rice pretty? Not only that it sounds yummy! Sounds pretty easy, too...


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