Vegetarian – Rice Crust Pizza

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Servings: 6-8
  • About This Recipe

    “The rice crust is gluten free and healthy. I found a recipe about 20 years ago similar to my recipe, however, I have modified it in order to have it workable and with a nice taste. If desired, you can change the filling to a good old fashioned Italian Style filling.”

    Ingredients

    RICE CRUST

  • 2cups long grain white rice or 2cupsbrown rice, uncooked
  • 4cups water or 4cupsvegetable broth
  • 1largeegg, beaten
  • 1/2 cupgrated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/16 teaspoon Tabasco sauce or 1/16 teaspoonred hot sauce
  • VEGETARIAN FILLING

  • 1/2 cuptomato sauce
  • 2clovesgarlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoondried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoondried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoonItalian herb seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
  • 2 1/2 cupsgrated mozzarella cheese, , divided
  • 1cupmushroom, sliced
  • 1mediumgreen pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1mediumsweet red pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 1mediumfresh tomato, , sliced
  • 1mediumred onion, thinly sliced
  • 1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
  • Directions

  • RICE CRUST—————–.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  • In a medium size saucepan, add rice and water or broth.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine cooked rice, beaten egg, mozzarella cheese and Tabasco sauce and mix well.
  • Press mixture evenly into a lightly greased 12 inch pizza pan, covering bottom and sides.
  • Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 4 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly before adding filling.
  • VEGETARIAN FILLING————.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together tomato sauce, garlic, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, oregano, basil, Italian herb seasoning and black pepper.
  • Spread sauce mixture over the bottom of the rice crust.
  • Sprinkle over with 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Arrange sliced mushrooms, green peppers, red peppers, sliced tomatoes, and sliced red onion in layers.
  • Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of remaining mozzarella cheese over top.
  • Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 15 minutes or until cheese bubbles.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • You can also use chopped fresh broccoli as another vegetable.
  • Reviews

  • “I had a recipe cloe to this back in the 80″s and lost it.Great to have a rice pizza again, evryone loved it and I never could quite make it right from memory until I saw this recipe posted.
    Thanks”

  • “WOW So different, TRUE!HAS to be good if it is an Uncle Bill recipe too!LOVE is healthy, low fat for me!Thanks for sharing this unique recipe!”

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