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Spring Vegetable Quiche

Brown rice makes up the crust for this different but very healthy, nutritious and totally delicious main dish. And it tastes just as great reheated the next day. —Sandi Tuttle, Hayward, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 large egg whites, divided
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • In a small bowl, whisk 1 egg white. Add rice; stir until blended. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate coated with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Whisk in egg and remaining egg whites. Stir in the mozzarella cheese, asparagus, corn, mushrooms, carrot, onion, parsley, basil, salt and oregano. Pour into crust; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 225 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 538mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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  • dfausnacht
    Apr 24, 2011

    The recipe was a bit bland, but I think this would have been helped by cooking the rice in chicken stock and adding more spices.

  • tamara walker
    May 27, 2009

    This recipe is NOT boring as previously stated. This recipe is wonderful! Thanks to Sandi for sending it in!

  • idatarbell
    Mar 8, 2008

    Very boring recipe. Needs a LOT more spice. Any suggestions?