Riso Di Basilico

2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons mellow white miso paste
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
6 cups cooked brown rice

1. Put the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and miso paste into a food processor, and blend.
2. Slowly add the oil in a fine stream until the paste is smooth and creamy. Scrape the sides of the processor to make sure that the mixture is completely blended. Set aside.
3. Place the rice in a large bowl. Pour the basil mixture onto the rice, and mix well.
4. Serve cold as a salad or hot as a side dish.

nutrition info per serving: 239.5 calories; 16.2 g fat; 2.2 g saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 2.3 g protein; 21.3 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g fiber; 158.7 mg sodium