Basil Pesto and Red Pepper Torte

A fantastic appetizer that will have your guests begging for the recipe!

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Total Time:

30 minutes (+ 60 minutes chilling time)

Serves:

12

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Brown Rice

Instructions

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  • Prepare rice according to package directions. Line a 7-inch removable bottom or spring form pan with plastic wrap.

  • Combine rice, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and salt.

  • Spread 1/3 of rice-cheese mixture on bottom of pan. Spread basil pesto sauce on top. Add second layer of rice-cheese mixture. Top with red peppers. Finish with remaining rice-cheese mixture. Refrigerate one hour.

  • Invert on serving plate. Remove plastic wrap and sprinkle top with pine nuts. Garnish with basil leaves. Serve with crackers or sliced crusty French bread.


Tags

Vegetarian
Main Dish
Lunch
Dinner
Appetizer
Italian
31 minutes or more
Brown Rice
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