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Surprise-Crust Pizza

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c Cooked rice
  • 1/4 c Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Egg; beaten
  • 1 md Onion; sliced into rings
  • 1/2 md Green bell pepper; sliced
  • 2 c Sliced mushrooms
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 1 c Low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 2 ts Oregano
  • 1 ts Fennel seeds (optional)
  • 4 1/2 oz Part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • -- shredded


Preheat oven to 425 F. Spray a 12" round pizza pan with nonstick cooking

In large bowl, stir together rice, Parmesan cheese and egg. Press firmly
into prepared pizza pan to form a "crust". Bake 20 minutes.

Spray large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion and
pepper and stir-fry until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in sliced
mushrooms and minced garlic and cook until mushrooms are browned, 5-8

Arrange vegetable mixture over baked rice "crust"; spread tomato sauce
evenly over pie. Sprinkle with oregano, fennel seeds if desired, and
mozzarella cheese.

Bake 10-15 minutes or until cheese is bubbling and browned. Cut into 8

Each serving (2 wedges) provides:
* 2-1/2 V, 2 P, 1/2 B, 10 C

Per serving:
* 369 cal, 17 g pro, 54 g car,
* 9 g fat: 1 g poly, 2 g mono, 5 g sat
* 275 mg sod, 76 mg chol

Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias

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