I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Springtime Asparagus Quiche with Rice Crust

Springtime means it's time for asparagus.  And what better time for this asparagus quiche than on World Meat Free Day!


1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic minced
12 asparagus spears
1/4 red pepper, sliced
1/4 yellow pepper, sliced

10-12 baby spinach leaves
1 tbsps sliced black olives

4 eggs
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 cups milk
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Rice Crust:

3 cups cooked and cooled rice
1/4 cup ground flax
2 eggs
1/4 cup parmesan
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dry basil

To prepare the crust, mix cooled rice with flax then add 2 beaten eggs. Stir in the parmesan, garlic powder and basil.
Spray a 9 inch pie plate with cooking oil and press the rice mixture into and up the sides of the pan.

Bake in a 350 F oven for 15 minutes. Cool.

Prepare the filling while crust cools. Heat olive oil in a frying pan and saute onion and garlic lightly. Lower heat to medium and add asparagus and peppers. Cook until asparagus is bright green, 4-5 minutes. Set aside.

Beat 4 eggs in a large bowl then add shredded cheese, milk,  yogurt, salt and pepper.

To assemble, pour the egg mixture into the crust. Distribute the sauteed veggies and add sliced olives and torn spinach leaves on top. Look at the edge of this crust!!

Place on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven at 400 F for 40 minutes.
Cool on rack for 10 minutes before serving.

And I just couldn't resist a couple shots of that crust!
I know I'm going on about the crust (which was fantastic!) but the quiche was yummy too!

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