Brown Rice Crusted Quiche


Saturday morning, we woke up to a light layer of new snow and strong winds. While the snow kept falling and Nick used his snow plow to clear off the driveway, I got working on breakfast.


I had heard of using leftover cooked brown rice as a “crust” of sorts, but I hadn’t tried it for myself.

After making a casserole earlier in the week, I found myself with 2 cups of cooked brown rice in the fridge, just waiting to be used.


I had my doubts – rice as a crust? – but it actually worked!


Brown Rice Crusted Quiche


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix crust ingredients (rice, egg, cheese) together and press into pie plate.
  3. Bake crust 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden and egg is set.
  4. While crust is baking, whisk together eggs, cheese, milk, and seasonings.
  5. Once crust is ready, place broccoli on top of crust and pour egg mixture over top.
  6. Bake 25-30 minutes or until eggs are set and top is starting to brown.



And hey! This is my first post in our new kitchen : ) Took long enough, huh?


  1. That looks delicious, and oh so good. I feel like spinach makes dishes beautiful with that awesome green color, no?

  2. This looks great! What a clever way to use brown rice.

  3. Looks like you’ve got some great natural light in the new kitchen! I need to make more dishes like this for breakfast on the weekend. I always fall back to oatmeal, even though I’ve got the time to make something different.

    • I do too, usually, but I just had to use that brown rice! It was nice to find a new way to use up leftovers.

  4. How many servings does this make? Do you think I would be able to make it in individual ramekins?

  5. The snow looks so beautiful outside of your new house! :) And the quiche looks amazing as well! YAY for the 1st new kitchen post, looking forward to many many more!

  6. Brandi this is the best idea ever! I love using leftover rice as a crust, amazing! We always have leftover rice or grains, I’m totally doing this next time!

  7. Yum I love this idea! Looks so warm and comforting for a snowy weekend day too :)

  8. What a fabulous idea!! I love quiche but hate that the crust isn’t very good for you. But crustless quiche just isn’t the same. This is a great alternative!! :)

  9. I am definitely going to have to try brown rice as a crust soon! The snow on Saturday was nice–just enough to be pretty but then it melted :)

  10. That’s really cool! I have never heard of that before, but the quiche looks fantastic!

  11. WOW, this looks amazing, Brandi!! I love the idea of brown rice as crust, and broccoli is my favorite…

    definitely starred in my reader, I will be making this! Thanks for sharing!

    • Awesome! Let me know if you try it :) We really enjoyed it. Although Nick did say it would have been better with meat :)

  12. I love creative uses for leftovers. We always have a ton of rice on hands, and it would be nice to depart from rice balls :)
    Congrats on working from your new kitchen!

  13. Oh me oh my, I’m bookmarking yet another Branappetit recipes!!

  14. I just sent this recipe to my mom as she always has leftover rice and currently too many eggs in the fridge! i’m sure she’ll love it!

  15. Very creative. I like that idea and it makes me think it might work with other things as well – like maybe a wheatberry or quinoa crust.

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