Pumpkin Seed Pesto Rice Casserole

I haven’t had pesto in a while, which is very unlike me because it is one of my absolute favorites,  so I jumped on the opportunity to make this dish! Easy to make, filling, and healthy. Sign me up!

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Casserole Ingredients:

-1 teaspoon oil

-2 – 3 large shallots, chopped

-8 oz mushrooms, sliced — or you can substitute broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans for any of the vegetables —

-1 zucchini, chopped

-1 summer squash, chopped

-2 – 3 Tablespoons liquid aminos

-1 teaspoon thyme

-1/2 teaspoon oregano

-1 15 oz can beans, rinsed and drained

-1.5 Cup green peas (or carrots)

-3 Cups cooked rice

-Juice of 1 lemon

-Pepper to taste

-Optional : bread crumb topping

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Ingredients:

-1/2 Cup raw pumpkin seeds

-2 cloves garlic

-2 Cups chopped greens of your choice (spinach, kale, or chard)

-1 Cup chopped fresh basil

-3 Tablespoons olive oil

-2 Tablespoons lemon juice

-Salt and pepper

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Rice Casserole Directions:

-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Lightly line casserole dish with oil. Set aside

-Combine the pesto ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth, pausing to scrape the sides as necessary. Set aside

-Heat the oil for the casserole in a large, shallow saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots and saute 2 – 3 minutes

-Add mushrooms, zucchini, squash, carrots, amino acids, thyme, and oregano. Saute 3 – 4 minutes until the vegetables are tender, yet still slightly firm.

-Add the beans and saute for another few minutes. Add the cooked rice and cook, stirring occassionally until heated through

-Add the lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat

-Stir in the pesto. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle desired amount of bread crumbs on top (I just used a little bit). Bake for 20 minutes

-Remove from the oven and serve

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Pumpkin Seed Pesto Rice Casserole Insta

XOXO

Yesterday I had such a great Sunday Funday! It just so happened to be National Siblings Day and I got to go to a Pawtucket Sox Baseball game with my brother! ( and boyfriend 🙂 ) I always love when my bro comes to town

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Before the game, we went to one of my favorite restuarants ever…Julian’s in Providence! They have such great drinks, and even better vegan food! I got a vegan tofu benedict, and Sean got vegan pancakes (that were amazing)

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After the game we went to the mall to do some shopping, play some games at Dave and Busters (we had a blast), and then we saw the new Batman vs Superman movie in 3D. Such a fun filled day ❤ 

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