Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust
This healthy quiche recipe is perfect for brunch this weekend!
Wake up and enjoy this delicious Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust. You'll immediately notice that your morning will get a little bit brighter after trying this amazing breakfast quiche. Broccoli and Cheddar cheese is a classic quiche recipe pairing, and you'll for sure love the rice crust. If you like Panera's broccoli and Cheddar soup, then you'll love this breakfast recipe. It combines the same flavors but with a healthier flare. This is an easy healthy recipe for any day of the week, so you should definitely make it for your friends and family. Or, you can make it for yourselves and enjoy the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.
Serving Size: 136 g
Total Fat: 13.9 g
Sat Fat: 7.1 g
Carbs: 27.3 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.0 g
Sugars: 1.1 g
Protein: 15.9 g
- 1 cup brown rice, cooked as package directs and cooled
- 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- 5 large eggs
- 2 cups broccoli florets, see note
- 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
- 1 pinch ground nutmeg
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Stir rice, 1/4 cup of the cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and 1 egg together. Press into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan to 1/4-inch thickness. Bake this crust for about 7 minutes. The crust will just begin to brown.
Meanwhile, beat the remaining 4 eggs with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
When crust is baked, lower oven temperature to 375 degrees F.
On top of the crust, layer the broccoli, the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese, and onions.
Pour the eggs over these ingredients.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the eggs are firm and top is golden brown.
This quiche may be served immediately or at room temperature. Enjoy!
Fresh broccoli should be blanched. To do this, cut the broccoli into small pieces, and place into a large pot of boiling water for 2 minutes until it is bright green and just beginning to cook. Drop into a bowl of ice water until cool to the touch. Dry well on paper towels to remove any excess moisture.
You may use frozen broccoli - simply place into a colander and run water over it to thaw, then dry well on paper towels to remove any excess moisture.