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Flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Brown Rice

This is a healthy simple side full of flavor! You can make pesto in advance and vary the ingredients – try adding different fresh herbs, almonds instead of pine nuts, you get the idea. I’m planning to try this with some mint next time!

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

2 cup brown rice

2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes

Handful of fresh basil leaves

2 garlic cloves, peeled

1 tablespoon pine nuts

2 tablespoons olive oil

Juice of 1/2 lime

Handful of fresh arugula leaves

Salt

4 cups water

Directions

1. Make the pesto. Blend all the above ingredients except water, lime and rice (obviously :) together in a food processor.

2. Bring rice and water to boil; cook on low for about 15 minutes. Add salt and half of the pesto. Cook for another 15 minutes, adding some more water if needed. Add the rest of the pesto and lime juice, cook for another 5-10 minutes until the rice is completely soft and enjoy!

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4 comments on “Flavorful Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Brown Rice

  1. thecompletecookbook
    August 10, 2011

    Superb! Think I might be ale to get my hubby to eat brown rice if I serve it like this. YUMMY! :-) Mandy

  2. rsmacaalay
    August 28, 2011

    Lovely flavours on that rice! Simply delicious

  3. thedrivencook
    September 27, 2011

    Looks like a fun way to eat brown rice! Normally it’s not something I’m interested in, but this looks tasty.

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