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Rice-Crusted Pizza

Rice-Crusted Pizza

74 Ratings
74 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 12 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

A fun and unique twist on pizza using rice as the crust. Enjoy this main dish with all of your favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice (cooked)
  • 16 ounces mozzarella cheese, part skim
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups tomato puree

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 12 inch pizza pan or baking sheet.

2. Cook rice following directions on the package; set aside.

3. Grate cheese; set aside.

4. Crack egg and place in mixing bowl, stirring to blend. Measure and add 2 cups cooked rice, 1 cup grated cheese, and salt. Mix well to combine ingredients.

5. Spread rice mixture in prepared pan, pressing firmly and making outer edge slightly raised.

6. Spread tomato puree evenly over rice mixture.

7. Place pan in oven. Bake for 25 minutes.

8. Remove pan from oven sprinkle pizza with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts.

9. Remove pizza from oven. Cut into 12 slices.

Create-a-Flavor Changes
- Try different kinds of rice.
- Try different kinds of cheese.
- Use sliced or chopped green peppers, onions, mushrooms, or other vegetables as toppings.

Notes

Learn more about:

Source: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cooking Up Fun - A Pyramid of Snacks

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice, 1/12 of recipe (110g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 174
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 37 mg
Sodium 472 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 12 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 292 mg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 181 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 174
Total Fat 9 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 2 mg
Cholesterol 37 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 3 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 12 g
Minerals
Calcium 292 mg
Potassium 181 mg
Sodium 472 mg
Copper 64 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Magnesium 21 mg
Phosphorus 232 mg
Selenium 10 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 81 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.1 mg
Vitamin B12 0.9 mcg
Vitamin C 1 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 6 mcg
Folate 36 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.1 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 2 mg
Choline 24 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1/4 cups
Grains 1/2 ounces
Dairy 1 cups

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I would recommend cooking the crust for 10 mins before putting the sauce on it. I have found that this makes the crust a little crispier and helps it stick together better. Other than that the recipe was great and easy to make.
03/11/08
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