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Greek-Inspired Quiche

18 Jun

Artichoke hearts taste great in this quiche

Here is another variation on my favorite breakfast recipe…quiche! This time I’m adding Greek-inspired ingredients ala artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes and Feta cheese. For herbs I’ll be adding some fresh basil and lemon thyme from my garden. If you’re just tuning it, note the addition of brown rice in the recipe in lieu of a crust makes this dish much healthier than traditional quiches.

 I’m hosting the Father’s Day brunch. My sister is bringing an appetizer of hummus and pita breads which matches our theme. I will round out this dish with some fresh fruit, perhaps garnished with fresh mint from my garden. Not necessarily Greek, but Mediterranean nonetheless.

Ingredients:

2 Tbls olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 Tsp dried herbs
1/4 Tsp ground pepper (I prefer white pepper)
1 can quartered artichoke hearts, diced
¼ cup sun dried tomatoes, slivered
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup low fat milk
2 cups cooked brown rice
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1 egg
1 cup egg beaters
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Heat olive oil in a large frying pan
  • On medium heat, sauté onion, garlic and spices, cooking until onions are slightly browned
  • Add artichoke hearts and cook until most of the water is removed
  • Add sun dried tomatoes
  • Add flour and stir until combined
  • Slowly add milk; Cook to a simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened slightly (usually 2-3 minutes)
  • Remove pan from heat and blend in rice, eggs and feta cheese
  • Pour mixture into 9″ x 9” Square Baker
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 35-40 minutes or until set. Broil 2 minutes until top is golden brown

Serves six

Nutritional information – values per serving are approximate:

Calories 238.4 Total Fat 9.5 g  Cholesterol 53.4 mg  Sodium 535.9 mg  Potassium 304.0 mg  Total Carbohydrate 23.5 g   Protein 13.4 g

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One response to “Greek-Inspired Quiche

  1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    June 18, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    That looks hearty, but has so many healthy ingredients too. I love it.

     

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