Thursday, October 23, 2014

Rice tarts

 My healing diet has been helping me get back to the things I've always loved to do---like fall backpacking.

There's nothing better than hiking and enjoying the fall colors in the mountains!

The shorter days and colder nights and mornings make a yurt the perfect backpacking destination.

Is this the life or what?

Grilled veggie tart with farmer's cheese topping
How about a nourishing rice tart as a post-backpacking dinner? Actually, I can go for one of these any time.

Asparagus tart with cauliflower puree
As you can see there are numerous ways to top a rice tart.

Delicata squash tart with kale chips
This one looks like a Christmas wreath but it tasted a whole lot better.

Here's what you need for a super easy basic rice tart:

1/2 cup of cooked jasmine rice, cooled
1 organic egg

Here's what you do:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Mix the rice and egg in a small  bowl. Pour the mixture onto the baking sheet. Spritz with olive oil. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until tart holds together and edges are slightly browned.

For the asparagus/cauliflower tart:

Steam 1/4 small cauliflower until florets are tender. Puree the cauliflower with a bit of milk of your choice or farmer's cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Grill 3-4 asparagus spears. Spread cauliflower mixture on tart and top with asparagus. Place in the oven for a few minutes to warm your tart.

For the grilled veggie tart:

Grill veggies of your choice, such as zucchini, grape tomatoes and yellow and red peppers. Spread tart with farmer's cheese and top with grilled veggies and sprinkle of fresh basil. Warm in the oven before serving.

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