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Bacon & Basil Pesto Rice Bake

Bacon & Basil Pesto Rice Bake

with Parmesan & Roasted Almonds

Brimming with smokey bacon, bright and herby pesto and sharp Parmesan, plus blistered cherry tomatoes to balance the richness, every bite of this Italian dish delivers an explosion of flavour. Sit back while it bakes, before cosying up with a big bowl of deliciousness.

Unfortunately, some of this week's ingredients were in short supply. As such, what you receive may be slightly different to what is pictured. Don't worry, the recipe will be just as delicious, just be sure to follow your recipe card!

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Easy Prep

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Preparation Time40 minutes


Serving amount

1 punnet

snacking tomatoes

1 packet

diced bacon

(May be present: Soy, Milk. )

1 sachet

garlic & herb seasoning

1 packet

jasmine rice

1 sachet

chicken-style stock powder

1 packet

basil pesto

(Contains Milk;)

1 packet

roasted almonds

(Contains Almond; May be present: Milk, Peanut, Sesame, Soy, Brazil Nut, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Walnut. )

1 bag


1 packet

Parmesan cheese

(Contains Milk;)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

20 g


1.75 cup



Nutritional Values

Energy (kJ)3407 kJ
Fat41.4 g
of which saturates12.7 g
Carbohydrate83.3 g
of which sugars4.1 g
Protein25.3 g
Sodium1724 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ


Large Non-Stick Pan
Baking Dish



• Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Boil the kettle. Roughly chop silverbeet. • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. Cook snacking tomatoes, stirring, until blistered, 4-5 minutes. • Reduce heat to medium-high. Add the butter, diced bacon and silverbeet and cook, breaking up bacon with a spoon, until golden, 4-6 minutes. • Add garlic & herb seasoning and cook until fragrant, 1 minute.


• To the frying pan, add jasmine rice, stirring to coat. Add the water and chicken-style stock powder. Stir to combine, then remove from heat. • Transfer rice mixture to a baking dish. Cover tightly with foil, then bake for 20 minutes. • Remove from oven and set aside to rest for 10 minutes, covered.


• When the baked rice is ready, stir through basil pesto. • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


• Roughly chop roasted almonds. • Divide bacon and basil pesto rice bake between bowls. Sprinkle with shaved Parmesan cheese and almonds. Enjoy!