Fast And Easy Pesto Rice Bowls

Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutes

Delicious quick easy meal. Flavorful pesto rice mixed with tangy Za'atar seasoned steak. Add slivered almonds to give some crunch. With a rice cooker you can have this meal done in 25 minutes!


I prefer Basmati rice, but other rice types will also work. I recommend a rice cooker though. I use to never cook rice, now I cook rice all the time! Having a rice cooker takes the thinking out of making rice, I just set it and wait for the cooker to tell me it is done. Here is the Aroma rice cooker I use from amazon, it is the perfect small size for my family.


I always salt my steak and let it sit in a bag in my fridge for a day or two before I use it. It helps add flavor and tenderize the meat! If you do this, you will not want to add salt later.

I like to add my Za’atar seasoning right before cooking. You can add it when you salt you steak though, this will give the steaks a stronger flavor.


The best deal I have found for premade pesto is Kirkland brand from Costco. You get a lot of pesto for the money!


I like to keep it simple, but you can take this dish and make it your own. Add diced onions and tomatoes to give it something extra.


  • 10 oz. of steak
  • 6 cups of basmati rice
  • 1 cup of pesto
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • Za'atar seasoning
  • Salt


  1. To cook the rice-Add 2 cups of dry basmati rice and 4 cups of water to your rice cooker.
  2. Season your Steak with Za'atar Seasoning and salt, Grill or pan fry to your rareness preference. I grilled at 400 for 10 minutes per side.
  3. In a large bowl- Add the rice, 1 cup of pesto, 1 cup of slivered almonds, and your sliced or cubed steak.
  4. Mix well and serve

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