Tomato-Kale Quiche in Cheesy Rice Crust

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Author Notes: A simple quiche in a quick and easy crust, this is a great use for leftover rice!erinmcdowell

Makes one 9-inch pie

Rice Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg white

Finished Quiche

  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 4 tomatoes, thickly sliced
  • 1/2 bunch kale, roughly torn
  1. Preheat the oven to 425º F. Make the crust: In a large bowl, mix the rice, salt, pepper, and cheese to combine. Add the egg white and mix well to combine (the mixture should hold together when you squeeze it in your hands).
  2. Press the rice evenly into the pie plate. Par-bake to “set” the crust, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool completely.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, salt, and pepper to combine.
  4. Arrange the tomatoes and kale in the cooled rice crust, and pour the custard over it.
  5. Bake until the custard is set but slightly jiggly in the very center, 30 to 40 minutes. If the crust is browning too much, reduce the temperature to 375° F and/or tent the pie with foil. Cool at least 30 minutes (or chill completely) before serving.

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3 months ago Maive

I used coconut creamer instead of half & half and Daiya cheese for a dairy free option turned out delish!


3 months ago Chris

Looks delish! Can I use white basmati rice for the crust?


8 months ago Bella

Hi - my first time commenting but I love this sight!
If I wanted to go dairy free, can I substitute anything for the cheese in the crust or should I just leave it out?


10 months ago Dips

I made this last night with a few modifications - I used cottage cheese and instead of Kale, used every possible vegetable I could find (Corn, capsicum, Mushrooms). And I added some oregano ( I love oregano)
Turned out awesome. Quick and easy! :)


about 1 year ago Kelyn Klein

My husband and I loved this! Delicious and simple food - so good with our homegrown heirloom tomatoes! I am on a salt free diet, so I always sub in herbs for salt. I diced some garlic and threw in some basil - so yummy. The cheesy rice crust is so addictive - it's a great option instead of having to make a dough one. This is definitely a new staple in our house!!! Thanks!