Monday, April 12, 2010
A slice of wholesomeness,brimming with goodness of broccoli and brown rice,the quiche is hearty meal in itself.
Originating from Germany,also revered in France,unquestionably quiche is a popular savory pie of the region.A quiche is usually made with wheat dough crust and filled with eggs and generous amount of cheese.My reincarnation of quiche here is from Vita mix cookbook,that is commendably low in fat calories and has a decent touch of whole grains.
The brown rice crust works wonders,no rolling needed,just cook and press over the baking dish.The result is crunchy and filling crust.Also for a vivid rice eater like me,usually pairing rice with dal and curry,the quiche was was a surprisingly neat rice recipe.
Recipe : Broccoli Quiche With Brown Rice Crust.
2 cups Cooked brown rice
1 cup Broccoli florets
2 large Organic Eggs
1 cup soy milk or reduced fat milk
1/2 cup low-fat sharp cheddar,grated
1 tablespoon fresh parsley or cilantro,chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 small chili peppers or 1 jalapeno pepper ,finely chopped(optional)
1 clove garlic,minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
Blend the eggs,milk,spices and salt in food processor or a blender,just until combined,about 30 seconds.
Preheat Oven to 350F.
Mix 1/4 cup of the egg mixture in to the cooked rice by hand.Press in to a baking pan or pie dish(8x8inches).Bake for 10 minutes.
Increase the heat of the oven to 375F.
Place broccoli in the center of pre-baked rice crust.Pour rest of the egg mixture over the broccoli.Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is brown.Cool few minutes before slicing.Serve warm.
Left overs can be refrigerate in air tight container for about a week.Warm in the oven before serving.
Broccoli is a member of Cabbage family,with botanical name Cruciferous.Health Nut Challenge 5 is focusing on these crucial vegetables.Please find the details of the challenge and link up your creations on the announcement page before April 30th.