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Pesto Rice & Beans

I am loving my crock pot for making delicious sides lately.  It is a great way to dress up chicken breasts.  I love to use low fat salad dressing as a chicken breast marinade and then this fancy Pesto Rice and Beans on the side makes it the perfect meal!

Pesto Rice & Beans

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:3 hours
Total Time:3 hours 5 minutes


  • 1 can 15 oz Great Northern Beans (rinsed & Drained)
  • 1 can 14 oz Vegetable or chicken broth
  • 3/4 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen cut green beans thawed and drained
  • 1/2 prepared pesto
  • Grated Parmesan cheese optional


  • Combine beans, broth, & rice in crock-pot. Cover cook on low 2 hours.
  • Stir in green beans. Cover cook 1 hour or until rice and beans ar tender.
  • Turn off Slow cooker and stir in pesto and Parmesan cheese. Let stand covered 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Servings: 8
Author: Amanda

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