Monday, November 17, 2008

Brown Rice and Broccoli Cheddar Pie

Inspiration:
Everybody Likes Sandwiches
as well as broccoli, garlic, and onions from our CSA


Ingredients:
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • salt & pepper
  • a couple dashes of hot sauce
  • 2 c leftover brown rice
  • 1/2 head of broccoli, cut into florets and stems chopped
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 3/4 c grated cheddar cheese

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet (or any other oven-proof pan) and add garlic and onions, sauteing until soft. Add in rice and stir until heated and slightly toasted. Season with hot sauce and salt and pepper, stirring to combine. Flatten rice to the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Steam broccoli and remove from heat when the florets are bright green and semi-crisp. Drain and layer on top of rice. Beat eggs with milk, chili powder and basil. Pour over broccoli/rice and then sprinkle with grated cheese. Put in oven for 5 minutes on the centre rack. Put skillet in broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes until the cheese turns bubbly and slightly brown. Remove from oven and cut into wedges. Top with salsa and serve with a tangy green salad.
Notes: I liked the textures in this dish, and it was very easy to make!

Tim's Rating: 8/10
Liz's Rating: 8/10

3 comments:

Dunc said...

I am one of those people who is always missing an ingredient for a recipe when I want to make something......but I actually have the ingredients for this one! Off to try it soon, thanks Liz!

VeggieGirl said...

So colorful!!

WeezerMonkey said...

Nom nom nom!