Aromatic Pesto Rice

You and your family are sure to love this tasty Aromatic Pesto Rice made with your choice of Success® White or Success® Brown Rice and topped with homemade pesto sauce.

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Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 10 mins


  • 1 bag Success® White Rice or Success® Brown Rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted


  • Whether you serve it as a tasty side or a main dish, you are sure to enjoy this flavorful Aromatic Pesto Rice made with your choice of Success® White Rice or Success® Brown Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine basil, oil, parsley, garlic and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Blend until smooth.

    Step 3

  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and add cheese.

    Step 4

  • Pour pesto over hot rice. Garnish with pine nuts.

All the Flavor, Zero Hassle

Delicious doesn’t have to be difficult! With recipes like this tasty Aromatic Pesto Rice, you can enjoy all of the delicious flavor with none of the hassle. If you’re a lover of pesto, you know that nothing beats a freshly-blended batch with a few ingredients straight from your own kitchen.

You’re just 4 easy steps away from this delicious dish that’s perfect as a side, or as a main. Turn it into an even heartier main by adding chicken breast or juicy shrimp.

Perfect Pesto

If you’ve never made homemade pesto before, this recipe couldn’t be any simpler and it’s a great place to start. Enjoy this fragrant and flavorful sauce any time by just combining basil, parsley, pepper, garlic and olive oil in your food processor or blender and blending until smooth.

Use your pesto in a variety of delicious dishes that call for a sauce. Try it with any variety of Success® Rice or in a pasta dish or salad. Make pesto in large batches and refrigerate it for future use for even less hassle in the kitchen on busy days.

If you just can’t get enough of the stuff, be sure to try this simple but elegant Basil Pesto and Red Pepper Torte at your next gathering or dinner party. It’s a beautiful dish that’s easy to put together and is bursting with delicious pesto flavor.