Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
An easy-to-make souffle, this is a sophisticated, versatile and very impressive-tasting recipe which I only make occasionally since it's not on my usual low-fat list but, oh, how very tasty! A breakfast, lunch or light dinner main course or even a complete meal in itself. BTW, you don't need an unusual frying pan for this, but just make sure it's 9-inch, non-stick for clean-up and flame proof for the broiler. Another good one from a Williams-Sonoma kitchen cookbook.
- 1⁄4 cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 2 tablespoons milk or 2 tablespoons cream
- 3 ounces blue cheese
- 6 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3⁄4 lb spinach, washed and coarsely chopped
- fresh pepper, to taste
- 6 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
- Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and butter. Or, place in small saucepan and add boiling water and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Boil, covered, for 40 minutes over medium-low heat until done.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl mash together milk or cream and blue cheese with a fork. Add eggs and rice, mix well and set aside.
- Pre-heat broiler.
- In 9-inch, non-stick, flame-proof frying pan over medium heat, warm olive oil. Add onion and saute for about 8 minutes, then add garlic and saute for 2 minutes. Add spinach, salt and pepper and saute until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes more.
- Add egg mixture to pan holding the spinach and stir together. Cook for 2-3 minutes or more, without stirring, until eggs are set on the bottom.
- Sprinkle surface with parmesan and slip under broiler for 2-3 minutes until puffed and golden and eggs are set on top.
Given my fixation with wild rice, I couldn't help but try this one! I was able to cut some of the fat down by using 4 eggs and 1/2 c egg sub, 1 T olive oil, and reduced fat blue cheese. I don't think the flavor suffered at all; this was truly delicious! Served with roasted sweet potatoes and brussels sprouts it was a nice hearty and healthy dinner. I loved sneaking in all those veggies in one meal! I only give it four stars b/c DH was less enamored of it than I; he's definitely a meat and potatoes type. Thanks for posting; I know I will make it again (and DH can deal LOL!).