While dough is an obvious choice when it comes to pizza crust, wild rice makes a nice alternative, especially if you’re allergic to gluten.
Pizza is one of those wonderful dishes that’s perfect for a family dinner on Friday night. Everyone loves it and the topping choices are endless. But for those that don’t like crust or follow a gluten-free diet, pizza tends not to bring the joy. Luckily Kimberly Beaulieu from Cravings of a Lunatic came up with a brilliant idea: Make the pizza crust out of wild rice. It’s the perfect gluten-free option and it’s not nearly as heavy as a crust made of dough. And like all pizza, you can put whatever toppings you see fit on top. Want to go veggie? No problem. More of a meat lover? Have at it. You can do whatever you want and because it’s on top of a wild rice crust, the possibilities are endless since anything and everything goes with rice.
Wild rice pizza
- 1 (4 ounce) box wild rice, cooked
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 cup pizza sauce
- 1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1 cup pepperoni
- 1/4 cup purple onion, chopped
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Spray a pizza pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Cook the rice according to the package and fluff with a fork. Mix well with the eggs and butter and press into the prepared pizza pan.
- Spread the pizza sauce over the rice crust. Top with mozzarella, pepperoni and purple onion, and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Slice and serve immediately.
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