Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Brown Rice Crust

With the holidays among us, I’ve made an attempt to cook more healthful meals.  If you’ve ever seen my other quiche recipes, you might think that this is a joke.

My personal favorite creation is Bacon & Leek Quiche.  But hey, I’m not here to tempt you with rich, creamy, cheesy quiches.  Or am I?

This recipe is lower fat than your average quiche, but with just as much flavor.  Plus, the brown rice crust makes it gluten free.  Which, of course, I didn’t even realize until after I ate the entire thing and started writing about it…


The Crust:
-2 Cups Brown Rice, cooked
-1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
-1 Egg

The Filling:
-4 Eggs
-1 Cup Milk
-2 Cups Broccoli, chopped
-1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
-1 Pinch Nutmeg (optional)
-Salt and Pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 450F.  Mix rice, one egg, and 1/4 cup of cheese in a bowl.  Press rice mixture firmly in a pie pan with a fork.  Bake for 5-7 minutes, until it starts to turn golden.  Allow to cool for 5 minutes.  Turn oven temp down to 375F.

Meanwhile, mix eggs, milk, broccoli, salt, pepper, and cheese.  Pour into the crust.  Bake at 375F for 35-40 minutes, until golden and set in the center.  Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

12 thoughts on “Broccoli Cheddar Quiche with Brown Rice Crust

  1. Judy@Savoring Today

    09 Dec on 2011 at 5:33 pm

    What an interesting crust, I’m gonna have to try that with my next quiche!

  2. Caroline

    09 Dec on 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Mmmmmm cheese. :) Sounds great! x

  3. Just A Smidgen

    10 Dec on 2011 at 12:10 am

    Don’t you love it when you end up creating something you didn’t know you knew.. like gluten free quiche. I love the brown rice crust, so much better for you than a dough recipe. This one would be awesome to eat, soft filling then the nice crispy crust…

  4. thecompletecookbook

    10 Dec on 2011 at 12:34 am

    What a clever idea! I have never thought of making a rice for a crust before – got to give it a try plus my veggie man is coming by today so I will have some beautiful fresh broccoli on hand – perfect!
    :-) Mandy

  5. pinkpolkadotfood

    10 Dec on 2011 at 7:52 am

    What a wonderful sounding quiche and I looooove the idea of using brown rice for the crush – it is so much healthier!!

  6. Sawsan@ Chef in disguise

    11 Dec on 2011 at 5:25 am

    I have been really tempted to try a rice crust but never did
    looking at your yummy quiche I think I really should do it soon

  7. Geni - Sweet and Crumby

    12 Dec on 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Absolutely adore the idea of brown rice as the crust to make it healthier. Looks so yummy!

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