- Cook rice and set aside.
- Place tomatoes in 2-qt saucepan. Pour 2 c hot water over tomatoes; let stand 10 minutes or until soft. Drain tomatoes and coarsely chop. Set aside.
- In large bowl, combine rice, chicken strips and basil pesto.
- For Tuscan relish, in medium bowl, combine tomatoes, cheese and vinaigrette; add to rice mixture. Toss well. Season to taste with salt and pepper.