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Wild Rice Quiche

Wild rice is very abundant in our state, so that's why I think this dish is appropriate for a regional recipe contest. This is an excellent brunch item that I usually serve with fresh muffins and fruit. When you add a steaming cup of Norwegian egg coffee, you have a super Minnesota meal.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • 1/3 cup chopped Canadian bacon or fully cooked ham
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup cooked wild rice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Snipped parsley, optional

Directions

  • Bake crust at 425° for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Reduce heat to 325°.
  • In a skillet, saute Canadian bacon or ham and onion in butter until onion is tender. Spoon into the crust. Sprinkle with cheese and wild rice.
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs, cream and salt. Pour over all. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Garnish with parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 307 calories, 20g fat (10g saturated fat), 127mg cholesterol, 459mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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