Binkie Bites: 5 Minute Pesto Rice

I was out to lunch with a great friend of mine when I came across this dish. It was a beautiful summer day, we both were enjoying the transition into motherhood. I met her at a fun LA cafe and ordered the pesto rice with a sandwich and tea. My life was changed forever that day! I’ve found a way to recreate the dish in under 5 minutes! That’s right… Now, I’m shortcut chef, so I won’t be making my own pesto, and we’ll be using 90 second rice, but I promise you, it’s still delicious!

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What you need:

Bag of 90 second rice-brown, quinoa, and white rice all work.

Bag of Frozen Peas

Feta Cheese Crumbles

Pesto- My favorite is Kirkland from Costco

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Follow directions to cook rice. Dump half the bag of frozen peas into a medium mixing bowl. The heat from the rice will thaw the peas, I just saved you 5 minutes!!! BEEP. When the rice is cooked toss it in with the peas. Take 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of pesto and mix. Last add the feta cheese, however cheesy you want it. That’s it, serve.

This rice makes a great side dish to a meal, or a great rice bowl. I like to add some diced chicken and Β cherry tomatos with a little balsamic drizzle if I’m feeling fancy. My kids love this dish. It can be served warm or chilled. I double the recipie to take to pot lucks. It’s always a winner!

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Comments

  1. Grace

    That looks so delicious I am definitely going to be trying this recipe! It looks like it might taste great with flaked fish or chicken in it!

  2. Valerie Robinson

    I just added this to my list of recipes to try. It looks absolutely delicious and pretty easy to make.

  3. AMB

    I make this dish all the time! With the price of pine nuts, that pesto is the way to go. I put it in all types of things πŸ™‚

  4. onelazychic

    I am a rice lover and I never even though that you can make a pesto rice with cheese..this is really a must try. Thank you for the idea and your sharing.

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