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Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil Rice

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Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil Rice – Mediterranean recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes! It’s light, flavorful, colorful, and perfect for the Summer!

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I love sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan.  All these ingredients combine really well with rice. I used Jasmine rice as it has the best texture for this kind of dish: light and fluffy.

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Enjoy this easy recipe!

Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil Rice

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil Rice


  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice (or use any rice that says on the package that it takes 15 minutes to cook it)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, drained, chopped
  • 10 fresh large basil leaves, chopped + more, for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded


  1. Use large, deep skillet or a large sauce pan.
  2. Add chicken broth, uncooked rice, 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to boil. Mix everything well. Reduce the heat to simmer. Cover the skillet with the lid. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, covered, on low boiling simmer, until the rice is cooked through. If the rice absorbs all of the broth but is still tough, add about 1/2 cup water to the rice, cover with lid, and cook on low simmer until all water is absorbed, and the rice is cooked and tender in texture.
  3. Remove the skillet from heat. Add 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes, drained of oil and chopped into smaller bites, chopped fresh basil (about 10 large leaves), and 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese to the skillet with rice. Mix everything. Taste, and add more salt or olive oil from the sun-dried tomato jar, to taste.
  4. Garnish with more fresh basil.



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  • Noel Lizotte May 29, 2017, 8:25 am

    This looks wonderfully tempting! Thanks for always sharing such beautiful and easy to make recipes.

  • Fern May 31, 2017, 6:35 pm

    I made this today and it is delicious! I served it with pork roast, green beans and bakery rustic bread. Very pleasant flavor. I cleaned my cupboard and even found my Jasmine rice.

  • Petra Farmer July 18, 2017, 5:32 pm

    I just made this. It’s excellent. I made one little change, I sautéed up some boneless chicken thighs in the pan before I put the rice in, when they were done I took them out and cooked the rice, when the rice was done I added them back in and all of the other ingredients, it was unbelievable !

  • Linda August 17, 2017, 2:57 pm

    Can you substitute fresh tomatoes? If so how much? Looks amazing!!!

    • Julia November 3, 2017, 7:26 pm

      I don’t think this recipe will taste the same with fresh tomatoes. It will be too mushy. Also, sun-dried tomatoes have very distinctive, concentrated flavor, which would be missing if you use fresh tomatoes.

  • LD October 19, 2017, 11:09 pm

    This came out perfect. Fast for a weeknight. Flavorful and still light. Love it!

    • Julia October 31, 2017, 5:55 pm

      Thank you! So glad you liked it! 🙂

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