Spinach and Tomato Quiche

The fresh flavors of a vegetable patch combine with whole milk, cheese, eggs and rice to create a quiche that’s great for brunch or hearty enough for dinner.

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Recipe by Alexandra Caspero MA, RD

Ingredients

    • 1 cup Uncle Ben’s Instant Brown rice, uncooked
    • 1 cup (236 milliliters) low-sodium vegetable broth
    • ¾ (177 milliliters) cup water
    • 1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
    • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided
    • 1 cup chopped tomato, divided
    • ½ cup chopped onion
    • 3 large eggs, beaten
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • ¾ teaspoon salt
    • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook rice according to package directions, using 1 cup broth and ¾ cup water for the liquid portion. In the meantime, combine the spinach, ½ cup Swiss cheese, ½ cup chopped tomato, onion, eggs, whole milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg; set aside. Combine rice and the remaining ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese in a large bowl; set aside. Spray a 10-inch quiche dish with cooking spray. Press rice mixture into bottom and sides of dish; using wax paper to press evenly. Bake for 5 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 375°F. Pour the spinach mixture into the rice crust. Top with remaining ½ cup chopped tomato. Continue baking at 375°F for 30-35 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for at least 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving. Serves 8.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 slice (about 250 grams)

CALORIES 200; TOTAL FAT 7g; SAT. FAT 4g; CHOL. 71mg; SODIUM 157mg; CARB. 24g; FIBER: 3g; SUGARS 2g; PROTEIN 10g

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Alexandra Caspero

Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, is a registered dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for health and wellness. Alex is a nationally recognized nutritionist and appears regularly on TV, print and social media. She was most recently featured in Runner’s World, Men’s Health, Fitness, Shape Magazine & Vogue. As the campus dietitian, director of wellness and adjunct instructor at University of the Pacific, Alex teaches what she preaches. Through innovative programs and services, Alex inspires students to become their healthiest selves. Her blog, DelishKnowledge, focuses on making whole-food eating deliciously simple. Alex also dishes out delicious tips to her thousands of social media followers.


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