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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Aromatic Pesto Rice

Cooking time
PREP TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 10 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 15 mins


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


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

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine basil, Parmesan, parsley, half of pine nuts, garlic and pepper in the bowl of a food processor. Add oil and blend until smooth.

    Step 3

  • Transfer mixture to a bowl.

    Step 4

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

    Recipe Tip

    To bump up the flavor even more, garnish this dish with some grated Parmesan cheese.

All the Flavor, Zero Hassle

Delicious doesn’t have to be difficult! With recipes like this tasty Aromatic Pesto Rice, you can enjoy delicious flavor with little hassle. If you’re a pesto lover, you know that nothing beats a freshly-blended batch made 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, Parmesan, parsley, pine nuts, 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. Need some new dinner ideas? Try our: Spanish rice seasoning.