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Mum’s Vegetarian Rice Pie

May 24, 2010

Vegetarian Rice Pie

Try this simple recipe out for Meatless Monday; quick to prepare it is great served as a main with a simple salad or steamed veggies.

When my family gets together it is usually involves a good amount of delicious food and animated conversation. With my mother and I both vegetarians there is always plenty of veggie food to share around and my Mum’s Rice Pie is an established well loved favourite. Everyone loves this tasty pie, usually cut up into squares and served on a platter as part of our buffet of delicious foods, there is rarely any left over.

A simple and easy vegetarian rice recipe that is effortless to prepare and is full of great tasty and healthy vegetables. It is so very tasty and fantastic hot or cold; which makes it perfect for BBQ’s, dinner parties or a lunchtime get together. Serve it hot from the oven in wedges or prepare it ahead of time and serve cold sliced into squares. Great the next day in your lunchbox too.

Mum always uses cheddar cheese where I have substituted feta so choose which cheese you prefer. I also used red onion instead of spring onions, so again, use what you prefer. The yoghurt really adds to the wonderful ‘tasty’ quality of the pie; make sure you use a natural set thick yoghurt. Use a brown rice or medium grain white rice for best results. Thanks so much Mum for all the wonderful dinners hosted from your veggie kitchen and for this wonderful simple and simply delicious Vegetarian Rice Pie. Xo

Mum’s Rice Pie

Preparation time: 10mins // Baking Time: 45mins // Serves 6-8

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  • ¾ cup rice (brown or medium grain white)
  • 200g (7 oz) vegetarian feta cheese
  • ¼ cup vegetarian parmesan or tasty cheese, grated
  • ½ red onion or 2 spring onions, diced
  • 2 zucchini, grated
  • 1 red capsicum (bell pepper), diced
  • 425g (15 oz) tin asparagus, drained
  • ¼ cup pinenuts, toasted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup natural set yoghurt

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/356°F

Cook the rice in rapidly boiling water until just tender, drain and rinse under cold water.

Combine all the ingredients well in a large bowl and season with a little fresh cracked pepper and sea salt to taste.

Turn pie mixture into a 23cm/9 inch pie dish and sprinkle with a little extra grated cheese.

Bake in moderate oven for 40-50 minutes until firm and top golden.

Serve hot cut into wedges or allow to cool and slice into squares. YUM!!

Vegetarian Rice Pie

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  • Gwendolyn May 25, 2010 at 1:33 am

    It looks very tasty and can be gluten-free as long as the cheese doesn’t have any gluten added! I’m bookmarking your site!

  • Sophia May 25, 2010 at 6:23 am

    Cool recipe. Definitely a new vegetarian recipe that I haven’t come across before. Thanks so much for sharing!


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  • Chelle November 18, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I made this for dinner last night and loved it, so easy and tasty, with plenty left overs for lunch today. Will definitely be making it again! Thanks Trudy & Robyn :)

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  • Layns December 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Have just popped this dish in the oven and I cant wait till the buzzer goes off! A great way to use up a giant bag of rice I just bought! Thanks :o)

  • Trudy (veggie num num) January 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Cheers for the lovely comments and feedback everyone!! All credit must go to my wonderful Mumma for this awesome recipe… enjoy :):)

  • Emily March 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    This might sound like a dumb question – but is the rice pre-cooked before using it as an ingredient in the pie?

  • Trudy ~ Veggie num num March 23, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Hi Emily, not a silly question at all :) The amount of rice listed in the ingredients is raw rice. So simply cook 3/4 cup of raw rice to the packet instructions and you should be ready to add the remaining ingredients. Hope this is helpful and that you enjoy this delicious recipe!