I hope you aren’t tired of quiches yet, because I love them. But if you are a regular reader you already know that. I have quite a few recipes for quiche, a pepperoni quiche, a salmon, and a few others.
Last time I posted on quiche, several readers said that they had never made one. Well, if you have never made a quiche, you really should give it a try. They are so versatile and easy.
What I love about quiches is that they make a great dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. They are a frugal and easy meal to put on the table at any time. However, quiches can be boring. Many quiches are basically the same thing eggs, meat, milk, and cheese, so I am always trying to find ways to change quiches and make them different.
Since going gluten free I have also had to rethink quiches. I have made several crustless quiches, that have turned out well, but I have been wanting to experiment even more. When I saw a recipe in a Taste of Home Cookbook, for a rice quiche, it got me thinking about how I could adapt it for my family.
I made a few changes and came up with a version that my family really enjoyed. This quiche was easy to make, but not only that it was a great way to use up leftover rice. Using rice as the crust also makes this a little healthier than a quiche with a regular pie crust. Healthier and lower fat is always a good thing.
You can change up the flavors of this by using different meats and cheeses. By doing this you can use the same basic recipe over and over again without serving the exact same meal. I love it when I can do that.
Rice Crusted Quiche
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1-1/2 cups cooked bacon, sausage, or ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded jack or Swiss cheese, both work fine
- Several drops of hot pepper sauce
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
Press the rice into a greased 9-in. pie plate to form a crust. Drizzle with butter. Combine sausage (or the meat you are using), cheeses, and hot pepper sauce and spread over rice. Beat eggs, milk, garlic powder and onion powder over pour over sausage over mixture. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
This post linked to $5 Dinners and Tasty Tuesday.