Rice Cooker Pesto Basmati

by Jonathan Cheung

Fresh and colourful, a simple pesto rice recipe. For a special addition we’ve included an EASY homemade pesto recipe below !

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Pesto Basmati

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups / 375mL Dainty Basmati rice (or Dainty Organic Basmati)
  • 2 cups / 500mL Water or low-sodium Vegetable Stock
  • 1 cup / 250mL Pesto (Homemade, see below or Prepared)
  • 1/4 cup / 55g Toasted sliced Almonds
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Preparation

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Place the rice and water or stock into the bowl of the rice cooker. Cook.

2

When done, fluff the rice with a fork and allow to cool for 10 minutes.

3

Add in 3/4 cup (185mL) of the pesto and gently fold in. Season with salt and pepper.

4

Garnish with the toasted sliced almonds and drizzle the balance of the pesto on top.

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Simple Homemade Pesto: Place following ingredients in a blender or food processor: 1 cup packed / 20g Fresh Basil leaves, 3 cloves of Garlic, 3 Tbsp Nut of choice*, 1/3 cup (35g) Grated Parmesan, and 1/3 cup (80mL) Olive Oil. Blend until puréed, you now have Pesto !

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* Nut of choice ideas: Pine nuts, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds


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