This is another one of my recipes that’s so simple and easy you probably don’t even need to read the directions below! This is more of me sharing a healthy, SUPER easy, budget and thyme-friendly dinner idea. Great for a meatless Monday.
Total Thyme: 15 minutes
Serves: 2-4 depending on how hungry you are
Brown Rice Pasta: ½ lb, Penne Shaped
Garlic: 1 clove (optional)
Broccoli Florets: ½ of 12 ounce bag (or if you’re chopping yourself, chop about 1 small-medium head of broccoli)
Cherry Tomatoes: 1 cup
Pesto: 1 8-ounce jar, store bought
Fresh Parmesan: a couple handfuls
Fresh Basil: a big handful
Salt for water
Cook brown rice pasta according to package directions. Make sure you add several shakes of salt to the water first. While past is cooking…
Loosely chop the basil.
Add a drizzle of oil to a pan and heat over medium. Once hot, add some garlic and stir until fragrant.
Add the broccoli and sauté, stirring frequently, for about 5-8 minutes.
Add the cherry tomatoes to the pan and stir for another minute or 2.
Drain the pasta, and toss with the broccoli and tomatoes.
Add in the pesto, mix well, and divide plates. Top each with parmesan cheese and a few loosely chopped pieces of basil.