Sweet summer corn is roasted in the oven and combined with fresh basil pesto and jasmine rice. A perfect summer side dish!
Happy Monday, everyone! And happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re relaxing today with family and friends. Nick and I are enjoying our long weekend… yesterday we just lounged around the apartment. I shot a couple recipe videos and plan to do a few more today! I’m super excited to share this one with you!
When I think of summer, I automatically think of two things: pesto and corn. And when you put them together? They’re even more amazing!
Did you catch my handy method for roasting corn? Just trim the husks and pop in the oven at 400 for 30 minutes. The husks keeps the steam inside the cob and roasts/steams at the same time. The corn comes out perfectly tender and tastes amazing!!
My pesto rice side dish would be great for barbecues, potlucks or any family get-together that requires a side dish. If you wanted to use this as an entree, I’d add some sliced chicken or shrimp for some protein!
Here’s the recipe for Basil Pesto & Roasted Corn Rice:
Basil Pesto & Roasted Corn Rice
- 3 ears of corn
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 tsp salt and pepper each
- 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil divided
- 2 cups cooked white rice
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Trim the husks on the ears of corn and place directly on the oven rack. Roast for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the pesto. Combine the basil, parmesan, walnuts, garlic, salt, pepper, and 2 Tbsp olive oil in a food processor.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add the corn, rice and pesto. Stir to combine.
Hi! I’m Emily, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and self-taught intuitive chef. I firmly believe that cooking is the simplest and most important step we can take to improve our minds and bodies and build healthier communities. Join me and let’s bring food back to the kitchen!