Today I want to share with you a cold and very tasty first course, not the usual rice salad but RICH RICE SALAD WITH BASIL PESTO, ideal to take to the sea or, why not, even on a trip. Put it in airtight containers and keep it in the cooler until lunchtime.Rice salad with pesto is made in a few minutes and with typical summer ingredients, which we can adapt to our needs and tastes.
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- DifficultyVery easy
- CostVery cheap
- Preparation time10 Minutes
- Rest time1 Hour
- Cooking time10 Minutes
- Cooking methodBoiling
Ingredients Rich rice salad with basil pesto
Steps Rich rice salad with basil pesto
The first thing to do is to boil the rice in plenty of salted water, drain it
Pour it into a salad bowl and season with extra virgin olive oil. Let it cool down
At this point prepare the dressing. Cut the tomato into small pieces
Pour the tomatoes into a bowl and season with extra virgin olive oil, salt and a few basil leaves
Cut the artichokes in half and add them to the tomatoes
Add the pitted green and black olives
the tuna and turn well
Now add the pesto to the cold rice and stir well
Pour all the sauce into the rice, mix everything well, let it cool well in the fridge for 1 hour and our rice-rich salad is ready to be enjoyed.
If you don’t want to make the usual rice salad, you can also replace the rice with pasta, draining it halfway through cooking, or a good couscous following the preparation methods
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