Mushroom Rice Frittata
By Sue Serves 4
Frittatas are basically an upside down omelet. Feel free to add other ingredients and eat whenever you like. It's not just for breakfast.
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- 2 cups water
- ½ cup brown rice
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 5 large eggs
- 2 large egg whites
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- ½ teaspoon salt, divided
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper, divided
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup chopped red onion
- 1 pound sliced shitake mushrooms
- ½ cup finely shredded Fontina cheese
- 4 thin slices ham
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A Pot, Bowl, Oven, Skillet, Spoon
To prepare rice: Combine water, rice and salt in a small heavy saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the rice is tender with a slight bite, 40 to 50 minutes. Drain if there is any liquid remaining. Let cool.
To prepare frittata: While rice is cooking, beat eggs and egg whites in a large bowl with parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and nutmeg.
Heat oil in a 10-inch non stick skillet with a oven safe handle, over medium heat. Add onion and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; cook, stirring, until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir inmushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until they release their liquid and the pan is dry, 6 to 8 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; stir in the cooked rice.
Pour the reserved egg mixture evenly over the rice and vegetables. Partially cover and cook until set around the edges, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with fontina cheese and ham. Place the pan under broiler and broil until the eggs are set and the top is nicely browned, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.
Big Dave from SLN says:
The flavors work really well together, but mine came out "rustic" (falling apart). Probably not the recipe's fault though, as I just cooked on the stovetop instead of broiling at the end.
Rustic is a perfect way to describe recipes that don't come out they way you want. I once had a pie fall apart and ended up calling it a rustic tart!
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