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Monday, April 12, 2010

Broccoli Quiche With Brown Rice Crust.


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.
Ingredients
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

Method
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.

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28 comments:

Pavithra said...

Beautiful quiche yasmeen.. I badly want now.. With brown rice crust looks really impressive will surely try it. Wish to have that slight immediately.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful idea! That healthy quiche looks very scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Silpa said...

Yummy n innovative. I love broccoli. will give it a try

sowmya's creative saga said...

looks so good...

tasteofbeirut said...

This twist on the classic quiche is a new one for me Yasmeen! Love to eat it and not feel guilty about it too!

5 Star Foodie said...

A brown rice crust sounds excellent, a great idea!

Meena said...

thnx for the awesome recipe...i use brown rice for a lot of grain dishes...this looks idel for snack/meal times!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I love anything with brown rice. The quiche looks fabulous!

Gita Jaishankar said...

Quiche with brown rice sounds very interesting Yasmeen...love this healthy version...looks very delicious :)

Deepa said...

Looks very well baked and tasty. Loved the way you have decorated the pie with all the broccoli. Looks yummy.

Hamaree Rasoi

Joanne said...

I love the sound of the brown rice crust. Way better for you than pie crust. This looks delicious!

Priya said...

Quiche with brown rice crust sounds truly creative...fantastic...

RV said...

Brown rice crust is a wonderful idea, quiche looks healthy.

The Recipe Diva said...

What a fabulous idea! Now I'm ready to give quite a few dishes a healthy makeover!

Cham said...

That is an innovative crust! Wonderful quiche!

anudivya said...

I would have never thought of it! We eat brown rice and would love to make this crust with some yummy filling. I love how neat the slice is.

Superchef said...

that definitely is my kind of food! The brown rice crust does sound and look pretty impressive.

Arlette said...

what a gorgeous looking Quiche
and gluten free .
Love the flavours your use.

Swathi said...

Yasmeen,

Beautiful quiche . healthy one. i love it.

Cherine said...

Great idea and great quiche!

Cicile said...

What a healthy way to cook quiche.Mine are mostly cheesy.I like your lighter calorie one.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks awesome, sounds delicious...

Akal's Saappadu said...

that's a nice healthy and less caloric version of the quiche!!! lovely twist as usual Yasmeen!!! cheers!!!

shriya said...

I love broccoli in any form. This is something new to me. Bookmarked it.

Anonymous said...

This is crazy good stuff.

Sabrina said...

What a neat idea, I've been making quiche with philo dough to try to minimize the calories but this doesn't make for a very crunchy or satisfying crust (which lets face it is the best part of the quiche!) can't wait to try this recipe

Kiran said...

Wow Yasmeen a very nice and healthy quiche.Very delcious looking.

Anonymous said...

Do you blend the cheese in with the eggs/milk? It doesn't say where to put it? Unless it's included as a 'spice'? I put the cheese over the top before baking, we'll see if it works...

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