Binkie Bites: 5 Minute Pesto Rice

I was out to lunch with a great friend of mine when I came across this dish. It was a beautiful summer day, we both were enjoying the transition into motherhood. I met her at a fun LA cafe and ordered the pesto rice with a sandwich and tea. My life was changed forever that day! I’ve found a way to recreate the dish in under 5 minutes! That’s right… Now, I’m shortcut chef, so I won’t be making my own pesto, and we’ll be using 90 second rice, but I promise you, it’s still delicious!


What you need:

Bag of 90 second rice-brown, quinoa, and white rice all work.

Bag of Frozen Peas

Feta Cheese Crumbles

Pesto- My favorite is Kirkland from Costco


Follow directions to cook rice. Dump half the bag of frozen peas into a medium mixing bowl. The heat from the rice will thaw the peas, I just saved you 5 minutes!!! BEEP. When the rice is cooked toss it in with the peas. Take 2-3 heaping spoonfuls of pesto and mix. Last add the feta cheese, however cheesy you want it. That’s it, serve.

This rice makes a great side dish to a meal, or a great rice bowl. I like to add some diced chicken and  cherry tomatos with a little balsamic drizzle if I’m feeling fancy. My kids love this dish. It can be served warm or chilled. I double the recipie to take to pot lucks. It’s always a winner!


38 thoughts on “Binkie Bites: 5 Minute Pesto Rice

  1. That looks so delicious I am definitely going to be trying this recipe! It looks like it might taste great with flaked fish or chicken in it!

  2. My mouth was watering looking at that picture at the end! Okay you’ve convinced me I’ll be making this for my family!

  3. This dish looks simply amazing and not that difficult. And anything with Pesto to me is worth it. Love pesto.

  4. I am a rice lover and I never even though that you can make a pesto rice with cheese..this is really a must try. Thank you for the idea and your sharing.

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