Farmer's Quiche

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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hours, 45 minutes

Servings: 4.5

Cost: $7.67 /serving

Source: www.food.com

Farmer's Quiche

Ingredients

· 1 cup long grain brown rice (uncooked)· 1 tablespoon butter· 1 teaspoon salt· 1 egg· 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted· 1/2 lb bacon, cooked crisp· 3 large eggs· 1/2 cup buttermilk· 1/2 cup heavy cream· 1/2 cup zucchini, very finely chopped· 1/4 cup frozen sweet peas, thawed· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage· 1/2 teaspoon salt· 1/4 teaspoon pepper· 1 tablespoon unsalted butter· 1 cup grated gruyere or 1 cup swiss cheese

Instructions

Step 1Place rice in a saucepan along with 1 tablespoon butter, 2 cups water, and 1 teaspoon salt.Step 2Bring mixture to a boil, then cover pan, lower heat, and simmer for 40 minutes (do not lift lid during this time) or until rice is tender.Step 3Allow rice to sit off heat, covered, for 5-10 minutes more.Step 4Take 2 cups of the cooked rice and place in a mixing bowl along with 1 egg and 1/4 cup melted butter, mixing well (may use leftover rice for another use).Step 5Preheat oven to 350°F.Step 6Take mixed rice and press evenly in the bottom and sides of a 9-inch glass pie pan.Step 7Blind bake rice crust for 15 minutes at 350F and then remove from oven until filling (the rice should feel a little dry and not excessively tacky).Step 8In a small mixing bowl, blend together lightly 3 eggs, the buttermilk, heavy cream, chopped sage, salt, and pepper.Step 9Place crumbled bacon in the bottom of the rice crust.Step 10Top bacon with chopped zucchini, and then the peas, making sure filling is spread evenly.Step 11Pour egg mixture over the top of the vegetables and bacon.Step 12Sprinkle with grated cheese.Step 13Dot with little pieces of butter.Step 14Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until top is domed, golden brown, and a thin knife can be removed cleanly from the center of the quiche.Step 15Allow to stand 30 minutes before slicing and serving.