Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil Rice

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!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 259 kcal
Author Julia


  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice , uncooked, 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
  • 1/4 cup fresh 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.
Nutrition Facts
Parmesan, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 811mg35%
Potassium 629mg18%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 295IU6%
Vitamin C 13.9mg17%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.