Aromatic Pesto Rice

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

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Cooking time PREP TIME 10 Mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 5 Mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 15 Mins


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


  • Serve as a tasty side or make it as a main dish, either way you serve it you are sure to enjoy this flavorful and aromatic pesto rice made with your choice of Success® White Rice or Brown Rice.

    Step 1

  • Prepare rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • In a food processor combine basil, parsley, pepper, garlic, and olive oil. Blend until smooth.

    Step 3

  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and add cheese.

    Step 4

  • Pour over hot rice. Sprinkle 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. And 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 four easy steps from this delicious dish that’s perfect as a side, or as a main dish. 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 adding basil, parsley, pepper, garlic, and olive oil to your food processor or blender and blending until smooth.

Use this sauce in any of your favorite dishes that call for a sauce, whether it’s another variety of Success® Rice or even a pasta dish or salad. Make it in large batches and refrigerate for future use for even less hassle in the kitchen on busy days.

And 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 for a beautiful presentation and all of that delicious pesto flavor.