Crustless Rice and Zucchini Quiche

The Vegan Hausfrau

Quiche serving suggestion

This dish takes a little bit of work but it’s worth it. It’s perfect when you have some leftover rice or zucchini are cheap and you want to use them in a different way than usual. This is also nice when you have guests or want to bring something to a potluck.

  1. 2/3 cup uncooked rice of your choice (I use basmati)
  2. ½ cup plant milk
  3. ½ cup water
  4. 2 large onions, finely cubed
  5. 2 cloves garlic, finely cubed
  6. 4 1/2 medium-sized zucchini (of 8” length), finely sliced
  7. 1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  8. ¼ cup dried parsley
  9. 3/4 cup cashew parmesan
  10. 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  11. Salt and pepper
  12. 1-2 tablespoons vegan butter
  13. 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  14. For the ‘egg’-mixture:
  15. 1 cup chickpea flour
  16. 1 cup water
  17. ½ teaspoon kala namak (for a hint of eggy flavour)
  18. For the cashew parmesan:
  19. 1 cup roasted and salted cashews
  20. 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  21. 1 teaspoon shiro miso (optional)

Parmesan: Mix all roasted cashews, nutritional yeast and shiro miso in a blender until the mixture has the texture of grated parmesan. If you use unsalted cashews, add a teaspoon of salt to the mixture. I recommend you double or triple the recipe, it keeps in the fridge and you’ll want to use it in other dishes, too.

You can use leftover rice for this, but if you don’t: cook rice according to instructions in plant milk and water. Fry the zucchini slices in batches in a pan in hot oil until they’re soft and start to brown. You can let the zucchini slices drain on paper towel. Sauté onions and garlic in the same pan.

Preheat oven to 200C/390F.

For the ‘egg’-mixture: Mix kala namak and chickpea flour in a bowl. Add the water and whisk until the mixture is smooth and starts to get a little foamy. Add the cashew parmesan and mix well.

Mix cooked rice, parsley, tomato paste, seasoning and onions in a big bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Add the ‘egg’- mixture. Be aware that uncooked chickpea flour has a strong, unfamiliar taste that will disappear after cooking. It makes it difficult to taste the uncooked mixture, you might want to rely on your experience or salt and pepper before you add the ‘egg’-mixture. Add the fried zucchini slices, mix everything well and fill the mixture in a greased springform tin. Sprinkle with the nutritional yeast, garnish with flakes of butter and bake at 200C/390F for about 50 minutes.

If the quiche browns to quickly, cover the form with tinfoil.

It’s done when the center is firm to the touch.

Serve hot or warm with carrot salad and (vegan) sour cream. I love to eat it when it’s cold, it gets an almost meat-loaf like taste and texture after a night in the fridge.

 

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