Parmesan Rice Crust Pie

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Sep. 09, 2011

Ingredients

Cooked brown rice 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , slightly cooled (About 2/3 Cup Raw)
Egg 1
Parmesan cheese 2 Ounce (At Room Temperature)
Sharp cheddar cheese 3 Ounce , well
Monterey jack cheese 3 Ounce , well
Zucchini 1 Small , scrubbed
Canned pitted black olives 1 Can (10 oz) (Drained Weight 6 Ounces)
Green taco sauce/Any enchilada type sauce 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cornmeal 1 Tablespoon (For Dusting Pie Plate)

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

2. With a grater or using the shredding disc of a food processor, shred the cheeses separately.

3. With a knife or with the slicing disc of a food processor, slice the zucchini and olives.

4. In a bowl, mix the rice, Parmesan cheese and egg.

5. With a knife or using the metal blade of the food processor, chop the chilies coarsely.

6. In a bowl, place the eggs.

7. Continue mixing while you pour the half & half, salt, and pepper and blend until smooth.

MAKING

8. Take a lightly-oiled 9-inch Pyrex pie plate and dust with cornmeal .

9. Layer the rice mixture, pressing firmly into the bottom and sides of the plate to form a crust.

10. In the oven, bake for 15 minutes.

11. Layer the hot crust with taco sauce.

12. Spread 3/4 of the cheese and all the zucchini and olives and top with the rest of the cheese. Place the shell on a cookie sheet.

13. Pour the half & half custard on the shell.

14. In the oven, bake for another 20 minutes, until the cheese is bubbly and zucchini is tender.

SERVING

15. Serve cut into wedges.

TIPS

You can even serve it reheated, covered, in a 350° oven for 15-20 minutes

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 458Calories from Fat 247

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 31 g47.7%

Saturated Fat 10 g50%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 1151 mg47.96%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars

Protein 20 g40%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet