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Spinach Pesto on Rice

Can it be challenging to get kids to eat their greens? At times, absolutely. But it can really make a difference when you use your greens in creative ways. Get your kids involved in the process by letting them measure, dump and turn on the food processor. And don't forget to double the recipe so you always have extra pesto on hand--just store the extra in freezer cubes and all you have to do is defrost one, toss it with pasta, rice, fish, or chicken for an effort-free meal in minutes!

Spinach Pesto on Rice
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups packed spinach
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • cooked rice (can also be mixed into cooked pasta, fish, or chicken)

Directions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Stir into rice and serve.

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