Rice Cake Pizzas Recipe

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Ordinary rice cakes get a taste lift with some simple pizza toppings. I keep small portions of the beef mixture in the freezer to quickly thaw for fast snacks.—Gayle Richardson, Great Falls, Montana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 package (4-1/2 ounces) plain or cheese-flavored rice cakes
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 143 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Directions

  1. Spread tomato sauce over the rice cakes. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Spoon over rice cakes. Sprinkle with cheese and olives. Place five pizzas on a microwave-safe plate.
  3. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 30 seconds or until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining pizzas. Yield: 14 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Rice Cake Pizzas in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p261

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 143 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 241 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2012

Great recipe and very easy. I have celiac and I am always looking for a new way to top rice cakes. I usually just top my "pizza" with some garlic and herb Laughing Cow spread and a slice of sandwich pepperoni. This is much, much better.

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