Holiday Pesto Rice

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Serves: 8-10
This Basil Pesto Rice is a beautiful and delicious side dish sure to impress holiday company.
  • 2 cups 100% Louisiana Cajun Country Long Grain Rice
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, divided
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered and seasoned to taste with salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Cook 100% Louisiana rice according to package directions.
  2. To make the pesto, place the basil, garlic and 1/4 cup pine nuts in a food processor or blender and process until finely chopped.
  3. Add the olive oil and salt and blend until smooth.
  4. If it is too thick, thin with a little more oil.
  5. In a bowl, mix the pesto sauce with enough rice to suit your preference.
  6. Add tomatoes and remaining pine nuts and mix well.
Cajun Country Rice

Cajun Country Rice

The Cajun Country brand has earned a solid reputation with cooks who want the best from their gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee, and other popular Cajun dishes. Whether it’s firm long grain, tender medium grain, healthy whole grain brown, or the slightly distinctive aroma of our popcorn rice or Jasmine rice, Cajun Country has been the leading brand of rice in Louisiana for those that demand quality products when cooking delicious meals.

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