Thursday, 31 January 2019

Quiche with rice crust

I have been reading about rice crust for some time and cooked a bit extra rice the other day when we had a curry. I am never sure when a recipe calls for cups of something (even though I have the correct cups), does it mean loosely packed or pressed down.

Anyhow, I save 2 cups of long grain rice (the recipe called for 1 1/2 cups). 1/2 cup grated parmesan was added along with 1 beaten egg white. Apparently, this mixture is supposed to hold together in a ball, it didn't. I added a good handful of pumpkin, sunflower and flax seed powder - that helped.

It was pushed into a glass pie plate and baked at 210C for 12 minutes. With hindsight, should have been longer. As you can see, it was a bit underdone and too thick:
The egg yolk plus 3 other eggs, a bit of milk and season was added along with 2oz cheese and a lightly fried leek:
You can see the base is still not brown:
We had 1/4 each for tea with some salad. It was followed later in the evening with the leftover apple crumble and custard:
I may make it again using just the 1 1/2 cups of rice but would prefer add cheddar cheese rather than the parmesan and cooking the base a bit longer if required.

12 comments:

  1. I think if it's pressed down they call it 'packed' but am not sure.
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  2. Interesting idea....I've seen cauli & cheese crusts before, but not rice.

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    1. DB doesn’t eat cauliflower so can’t try that version.

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  3. That sounds very interesting. I'd like to give that a go.

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    1. We are finishing the rest with beans and potato wedges tonight.

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  4. I have never seen it made with rice before, looks good.

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    1. Wasn’t too bad. Had the rest for tea last night.

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  5. I’m not sure it appeals to me. Are you cutting down on gluten? I remember one mad diet I did which was very low carb. I found a recipe that topped a version of cottage pie with a cauliflower purée which was meant to replace potato. We ate one and put two more in the freezer. Every time I opened the freezer I avoided the “CottagePie” and we never ate it again (thank goodness). Now I just manage by controlling portion sizes and having extra leafy veg.

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    1. No, not dieting either. I just like to try new things.

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  6. Interesting, this could be the perfect way to use up leftover rice.

    God bless.

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