Get a little bit gourmet with your next Sunday brunch and try this savoury breakfast slice filled with rice, veggies, cottage cheese and eggs.
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 55 min Serves: 6 Difficulty: Moderate
- brown rice: ¼ cup(s), (50g)
- baby spinach leaves: 100 g
- egg(s): 6 medium
- carrot(s): 1 medium, coarsely grated
- zucchini: 1 medium, coarsely grated
- low fat cottage cheese: ⅓ cup(s), (80g)
- cherry tomato: 120 g, halved
- fresh mint: 1 tbs, to serve
- Place rice and ½ cup (125ml) water in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 25 minutes or until rice is just tender.
- Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Line a 26cm x 16cm (base measurement) slab tin with baking paper, allowing paper to hang over the 2 long sides. Place spinach in a large bowl. Add enough boiling water to cover. Soak for 30 seconds or until just wilted. Drain well.
- Whisk eggs in a large bowl until combined. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in rice, spinach, carrot and zucchini. Pour into prepared tin and distribute evenly. Dollop cottage cheese over the top. Use the back of a spoon to lightly press cheese into egg mixture. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until golden and set.
- Cut into slices and serve topped with tomatoes and mint. Serve.
TIP: Store slice in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. SERVING SUGGESTION: Wholemeal toast spread with mashed avocado.