Pesto Shrimp and Rice Bowl

This fresh and tasty rice bowl combines Mediterranean flavors like pesto, olives and shrimp over Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 5 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tbsp prepared pesto
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts


  • Enjoy this refreshing rice bowl topped with pesto-coated shrimp, juicy tomatoes, crisp pepper and olives. Garnished with freshly chopped basil and nuts, it’s a tempting, quick and tasty dish.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Toss shrimp with pesto in a microwave-safe container. Microwave on MEDIUM for 45 to 60 seconds, or until heated through.

    Step 3

  • Top rice with pesto shrimp, cherry tomatoes, olives and yellow pepper. Garnish with basil and pine nuts.

    Recipe Tips

    Substitute pine nuts with chopped almonds or walnuts, if you prefer.

    Serve this dish with a lemon wedge, if desired.

Pesto Perfection

This simple and delicious pesto shrimp and rice bowl is the perfect dish to have when you need something quick, tasty and filling. Our version is ready to enjoy in just 5 minutes! How do we do it? With Minute® Ready to Serve Garlic & Olive Oil Jasmine Rice on hand. It’s a great, naturally-flavored ingredient that heats up in just 90 seconds so your meal is ready in just minutes.

We suggest you keep a cup or two of our Minute® Ready to Serve Rice on hand for putting together tasty dishes in a hurry! 

Got extra pesto? Save your excess pesto and make a Corn and Edamame Rice Salad. It’s another quick, delicious recipe that’s ready in just 5 minutes!

Simple Preparation

Making these rice bowls is simple. Once your rice, shrimp and pesto are heated, simply combine the ingredients together! Serve this dish for an easy, on-the-go meal or a side dish for dinner at your next BBQ.