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    Ligurian Style Rice with Peas & Pesto Recipe

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    Ligurian Style Rice with Peas & Pesto Recipe

    recipes:
    • Quick/Easy Meals (UNDER 30M)
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian
    • Stovetop
    • Ready Rice
    • Global Inspired
    • 15 - 30 MIN
    Ligurian Style Rice with Peas & Pesto Recipe
    • Servings
      6
    • Prep
      15 – 30 minutes
    • Nutty

      Nutty

    About this dish

    This delicioso recipe is inspired by the flavors of northern Italy. Bring a taste of Italy to your dinner table in just 20 minutes.

    Ingredients

    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 
    • 1 small red onion, finely diced 
    • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 
    • 2 cups frozen peas 
    • 1 pouch UNCLE BEN’S® READY WHOLE GRAIN MEDLEY™ Brown & Wild 
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    • 1/2 cup pesto 
    • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano 

    Instructions

    1. Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
    2. Add extra-virgin olive oil, onion and garlic and sauté, stirring constantly for 2 to 3 minutes.
    3. Add the peas, contents of rice pouch, season with salt and pepper, cover pan with tight-fitting lid and cook for 3 minutes.
    4. Remove from heat and let stand 3 minutes. Stir in pesto, replace lid and allow to stand 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese and serve immediately.

    Nutrition

    Amount per serving (6 total)

    Calories: 290
    Total Fat : 18g 28%
    Saturated Fat : 4.5g 23%
    Trans Fat : 0
    Sodium: 450mg 19%
    Carbohydrates: 21g 7%
    Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%
    Sugars: 1g
    Protein: 9g
     
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