Cooking Diaries | Vol. 5 – Pesto Rice

When my friends and I went to Aqua Planet this summer, we had this mouthwatering pesto rice with sausage for lunch. It was so good I wanted to recreate it. I had to try the recipe a couple of times before finally saying I got it. The “I got it” recipe is the one I will be sharing with you today!

The recipe is as basic as basic can be. You’ll only need a couple of things.

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  1. Sausage – The husband and I love the Spicy Beef Franks from Purefoods
  2. Pesto – We’ve been loving the Clara Ole one. It’s also just right for two people.
  3. Tuna – All time favorite, Century Tuna Spicy
  4. Mushroom – I tried the one from the brand Jolly. It’s okay.
  5. Cream – I used leftover Nestle Cream
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The first step is to fry the sausage. Set this aside.
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In the same pan, cook the tuna.
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Add in the mushrooms while constantly stirring. Keep on stirring until you reach this consistency.
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Add in your pesto.
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Add your cream.
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After a few minutes, it should look like this. Let it simmer.
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Add in your rice.
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Mix it all together!
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Plating is key for this one.

There you have it! My simple pesto rice meal. My husband and I love this and we have it all the time. The one we had at Aqua Planet had cucumbers (or zucchinis, I’m not sure) but I haven’t tried adding it yet since I’m not even sure I’d like it. This recipe is for all the basic ones out there who’d like to try another recipe for their pesto.

Let me know if you try it or if you have any suggestions for my recipe! ❀


25 thoughts on “Cooking Diaries | Vol. 5 – Pesto Rice”

      1. Sinangag is the best!! πŸ˜› Kaya din dami kong alam na fried rice dahil ang style namin is magluluto ng maraming rice sa isang araw and then reheat na lang. Mas tipid πŸ˜›

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      2. Waaah, same tayo. Ganyan din kami dito sa bahay. Since marami naman din kasi talaga kami, kaya marami rin talaga kung magsaing pero may mga times din na maraming nababahaw kaya naman sinangag ang mabisang remedyo. πŸ˜† Bawang at asin lang ihalo ko benta na. 😊

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      1. Kakatapos ko lang gawin. Bukas ko ipapakain sakanya. Parang fail yung sakin kasi parang matabang yung gawa ko bwahahha


  1. Looks delish! I use the same brand of pesto sauce but in pasta (I prefer linguini) naman. I normally use tuna and when I feel like eating veggies, I use Baguio beans and baby potatoes (both half-cooked only so they’re still crunchy when eaten). πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes! The more na nagtatagal sya, like after 1 day sa ref, mas nag-stick yung lasa ng pesto sauce sa potatoes and beans. πŸ™‚

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    1. Ano baaaa you should learn. Not only is it a useful skill, pero sobrang nakakatipid kapag nagluluto ng sariling food. Pero alam ko mahirap dahil patay patay ka sa commute mo lately. 😦 Ipagluto na lang kita Krisheeeel????

      My new camera, A6000. LOL Thanks at napansin mo! Talagang inaaral ko kasi para masulit ung presyo niya kahit wala pa akong travels.

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      1. Pagluto mo ako please! HAHA. Gusto ko naman po mag-aral lalo na pag nasa Batangas ako kaso nakakatamad. Ang daming pang maririnig sa bahay. Mga “uy anong nakain” ganern. HAHA. Kakaiyamot.

        Ayos po yan. Bet ko yung lighting din sa photos niyo. Tsaka ang crisp ng shots!

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      2. Nakakainis yung ganon pero sobrang life skill kasi din! Hahaha di na kita ipagluluto magdinner na lang tayo! β™₯️


      3. I prefer po sana na ipagluto niyo ako because umay na ko sa food sa labas pero ang demanding ko sa part na yon at ikinakapal ng fez ko yon. HAHA. TARA MAGDINNER ATE.


  2. I love pesto! You should try making homemade pesto naman next, Kat. Super easy, blender lang yung kailangan πŸ˜€ (I like my pesto sauce a little nuttier so I make my own. I tried it with malunggay as well, para libre lang kasi galing sa kaptibahay haha)

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