I really love frittatas and quiche, but I wanted to try something a little different for a change. My husband loves brown rice, and I stumbled upon a brown rice crust recipe and thought it might be interesting. It turned out to be a hit, and it kind of tasted more like a casserole. I love the flavor of brown rice, so it probably wasn't too hard to please me, but my husband enjoyed it as well. This recipe was a little time consuming, but it was worth it in my opinion. It would be a great option for dinner, lunch, or breakfast, and it is also pretty healthy! This is a vegetarian recipe, but you could easily throw in some shredded chicken or turkey, sausage, or bacon to make it meat friendly.
- 2 cups cooked brown rice
- ¼ cup low fat cheddar cheese finely grated
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup skim milk
- 2 cups broccoli cut into bite sized pieces and blanched
- 8 oz package of mushrooms chopped
- 1 cup low fat sharp cheddar cheese grated
- 4 green onions sliced
- 1 pinch nutmeg optional
- Salt and pepper to taste
Mix the rice, finely grated cheese and one egg in a bowl. Press the rice mixture into a pie plate, about ¼ inch thick.
Bake in a preheated 450 degree F oven until the edges and bottom just start turning golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes. Turn oven to broil on high for 2-3 more minutes until crust looks crisp.
Mix the remaining eggs, milk, broccoli, mushrooms, sharp cheddar cheese and green onions in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven until golden brown and set in the center, about 30 to 35 minutes.