Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Italian-Style Rice

Ingredients • For the Pesto: • 2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves • 3 tablespoons pine nuts • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated • Salt and pepper • 1/2 cup EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil • • For the Italian-Style Rice: • 1 package Uncle Ben’s® Rice • 2 to 3 tablespoons EVOO - Extra Virgin Olive Oil • 1/2 pound pork or turkey sausage • 1/4 cup Pesto • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Yields: 4-6 Preparation For the Pesto: Into the bowl of a food processor, place the garlic, basil, pine nuts, cheese and salt. Pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. With the food processor still running, stream in 1/2 cup of EVOO into the mixture until it becomes a smooth paste. Set aside. For the Rice: Prepare rice to package directions. In a large pan, heat a few tablespoons EVOO over medium-high heat. Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking it up as it cooks. Add pesto and rice. Toss until coated. Top with cheese and serve. Rachael Ray

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