Quiche with Brown Rice Crust

The brown rice crust of this broccoli cheddar quiche is a delicious, whole-grain alternative to traditional crusts, and adds fantastic texture.


  • 2 cups (390 g) brown rice, cooked, cooled
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup (70 g) broccoli florets, steamed
  • 3 large eggs or 3/4 cup (180 ml) egg substitute
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) soy milk
  • 1/2 cup (55 g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Spray a 9-inch (22.5 cm) pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. To make the brown rice crust, mix rice and egg white in a medium bowl by hand.
  3. Press into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  6. Place broccoli in center of prebaked rice crust.
  7. To make filling, place eggs, soy milk, cheese, parsley, basil, salt and onion powder into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  8. Select Variable 1.
  9. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  10. Blend for 30 seconds.
  11. Pour mixture over broccoli.
  12. Bake 40-45 minutes or until top is brown.

This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.