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Zucchini Rice Pizza – Comfort Food You can Feel Good About

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ricepizza This is a recipe that my beautiful wife makes.  Too often heart healthy foods don’t seem to be a comfort food. This one, I think if a pleasant abberation in that regard. It is somewhat heart healthy as it is meatless, high in grains and is gluten free:

1 1/2 c. cooked brown or white rice
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 sp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
2Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Mozzarella cheese
Divided 1/3 c. fresh mushrooms
Sliced 1/2 c. zucchini
Sliced 1/4 c. diced red pepper
1 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley
Combine rice, egg, and Cheddar cheese. Press into  Pam sprayed 12 inch pizza pan or 10 inch pie pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes. Combine tomato paste, Italian seasoning, garlic power, and black pepper; spread over rice crust. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Layer 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese, mushrooms zucchini, olives, and red pepper. Top with remaining 1/2 cub Mozzarella cheese and parsley. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.Makes 4 servings at 253 calories and 15 grams fat each.

Written by gettheconcept

February 18, 2009 at 7:21 am

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