Vegetarian - Rice Crust Pizza

Total Time
40mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
20 mins

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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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