This delicious pesto rice makes for an easy, vegan & gluten-free side dish. It also works well as a base for bowls with your favorite toppings like roasted chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, and grilled artichoke hearts.
Trader Joe's sells 2.5 ounce containers of fresh basil, which is exactly what you need for this recipe. So that is really handy if you want to get it all in one go. I also like to use Trader Joe's frozen brown rice as a shortcut, and then just heat it in the microwave before mixing with the pesto. But feel free to use homemade brown rice if you prefer.