Brown Rice Remix

The mound o’ brown rice returns!!

Brown rice remix? :P

This time in the form of a brown rice crust, for a cheesy egg n’ broccoli “quiche”!

Fun, right?

Simple too.  Psh, obviously!  It IS the mid-week slump and all ;)

Check this out, it’s super easy!

Brown rice crust: 

  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 egg

Egg & Broccoli Filling:

  • 4 eggs
  •  1/2 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1/2 package frozen broccoli, chopped (after cooking)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 slices cheese (I used Sargento cheddar mozzarella blend)
  • pinch nutmeg
  • sea salt & black pepper

Step 1:  Mix together the cooked brown rice and egg until well incorporated. 

Spread a thin layer of butter or cooking spray into a medium sized baking dish.  Then spread the rice mixture out so that it forms a crust, working it up the sides of the dish.

Pop into a 450F oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges of the “crust” start to brown n’ crisp up.

P.S.  This would be a great way to use up leftover take-out rice too!!!

Step 2:  In the meantime, throw the broccoli and onion into the microwave for 5 minutes to soften up a bit.

Also, in a separate bowl, whip the eggs, milk, nutmeg, sea salt and black pepper with a fork until well combined. 

Step 3: Once the crust is ready, spoon in the broccoli and onion mixture.  Just make  sure this cools a bit first, don’t want to scramble up those eggs! 

Now pour in the egg mixture and place into a 375F oven for 15 minutes to bake (uncovered).

Step 4:  Remove the dish from the oven and layer on the sliced cheese.  Or grated cheese.  Whatever you happen to have and/or like :)

I happen to like this Sargento Cheddar Mozzarella blend.  Quite alot.

Place the “quiche” back into a 375F oven for another 10 minutes or so.

Until the cheese browns n’ bubbles and the rice crust gets lovely n’ crispy.

You can’t tell me that isn’t fun looking?!?!

Right?

At this point the egg should be fully set and the “quiche” ready to slice up.  Maybe let it cool for a minute or three if you can wait that long ;)

But if you’re me, you can’t.  Typical.

Luckily it still came out in one piece!

This recipe was super fun.  What I loved about it was the crispy browned rice edges and the creamy cheese n’ eggs.  A great play on textures, that’s for sure.

My slice got a generous helping of hot sauce too.  Because, my friends, I’m a hot sauce addict.  Enroll me now?

Fanatic Mom and Dad were over for dinner too and agreed that this was a really fun dish.  Fanatic Mom added soy sauce to her and made it into more of  a “fried rice” theme, clever, right? 

Fanatic Dad and I had a hot sauce “bar-like competition” according to Mom lol.  Hahahaha I won’t deny it, it happened.  Lucy even joined in the fun.  My dog WOULD like hot sauce.  Yikes?

For dessert, I got a bit ambitious and baked up some Oatmeal, Coconut, Chocolate Chip cookies.

If ya’ll know me, baking is not something I do on the reg, stupid measuring cups and spoons, psh! ;)

Recipe here, but with the addition of a another egg (for fluffy cake-like cookies!) and another splash of canola oil.

These turned out to be some pretty ridiculously good cookies.  I greased the baking sheet with straight up butter before baking too, which I totally think added to the fun taste that these cookies developed.

I’m thinkin’ I’m going to have some pretty happy coworkers tomorrow…. ;)

Just sayin’.

All in all?  Mid-week dinner win! 

Do tell, what’s your favorite type of cookie to bake?

 

7 Responses to Brown Rice Remix

  1. Um, the slice and bake kind ;) Or no bake cookies. Haha, I don’t love to bake, but I do love cookies. My grandma’s choc chip recipe is pretty fab.
    I love the brown rice crust!

  2. Oh my gosh! That rice crust is brilliant! What a dish. I love making all cookies! I dont discriminate!

  3. Oh my gosh that looks SO good!!! My weeknight meals of late have been like… a microwaved sweet potato. hahaha

    My favorite cookies to make are probably chocolate chip! They’re just so “classic” in my book :)

  4. I am loving the rice crust – YUM!

    I love peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, but really…I don’t discriminate and like all cookies. :)

  5. Such a great idea!! We always have leftover brown rice that’s a little to dry to be good anymore :)

  6. I love the rice crusted quiche recipe! So inventive! I would of course be forced to throw some turkey sausage in there for my “i don’t eat anything without meat” husband….but the method is awesome! Annnd it’s beautiful! Good job! I can’t wait to try it :)

    PS I’m also a hot sauce freak. WOOP WOOP

  7. Well heeeelllllllOO lover!!! Rice crust. Brilliant!

    I tried hot sauce rehab. It was not successful. But I wouldn’t want it any other way!!

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