Pesto Egg Rice

This Minute® Rice twist on a classic TikTok trend is a fun way to start the day. Try this Pesto Egg Rice recipe for breakfast, today!

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
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  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced


  • Start your day off right with this savory yet simple breakfast. Take the pesto egg TikTok trend to the next level by adding a fluffy portion of Minute® Rice. 

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of pesto into a medium, microwave-safe bowl or ramekin. Crack eggs into bowl. Spoon remaining pesto over top. Pierce both yolks and whites with a fork a few times (this will help prevent eggs from exploding).

    Step 3

  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap, pulling back some of the plastic wrap to allow venting. Microwave on HIGH for 60-75 seconds or until egg whites are set and yolks are still runny.

    Step 4

  • Serve eggs over rice; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with avocado.

    Recipe Tip

    Scatter halved grape tomatoes, pitted black olives or arugula over top, if desired.

Recipes with Pesto

Store-bought pesto can stay in the fridge for 1-3 weeks, while homemade sauce lasts only 4-5 days. So, if you have more pesto than you know what to do with, give some of our other delicious pesto recipes a try so you don’t let any of that pesto go to waste!

This Mediterranean Pesto Rice with Roasted Red Peppers, Mushrooms and Feta is another vegetarian favorite. Or, for a pesto plate that will be ready pronto, this pescatarian Pesto Shrimp and Rice Bowl – topped with juicy tomatoes, crunchy pepper and savory olives –is both tasty and satisfying!

Prepare Plates, Pronto

Tick, Tock, Tik, Tok! Instead of pressing snooze, use those 9 minutes to make a satisfying breakfast. When the alarm goes off in the morning, jump out of bed knowing you have all the ingredients for a gourmet meal.

With the prospect of a tasty breakfast (even if it’s on the go!), anyone can be a morning person. With plenty of Simple Breakfast Ideas With Rice, there’s no excuse for skipping the most important meal of the day! Getting quality meals doesn’t mean you have to spend an arm and a leg or hours in the kitchen; we specialize in meals that are quick but quality. After all, the aptly named Minute® Ready to Serve Rice needs just 1 minute in the microwave! Those meals don’t stop at breakfast. Minute® Rice keeps you fueled all day long with quick and easy recipe ideas.  An easy lunch or dinner idea is this Cheesy Chicken and Rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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