Spinach quiche with brown rice crust

    • Preparation time: 15 mins
    • Cooking time: 60 mins
    • Serves: 8


    • 1 ½ cups medium grain brown rice
    • 4 cups (1L) water
    • 2 tsp Marmite™
    • 1 tbs chopped herbs eg parsley, basil, oregano, chives, marjoram
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 2 tsp cornflour


    1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
    2. Wash the grains of rice in a sieve. Heat the water in a large saucepan until boiling. Add the washed rice and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook rice for 20 minutes until tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Turn off the heat, place a lid on the pot and allow to steam for 10 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before adding the Marmite™, fresh herbs, eggs and cornflour. Mix well.
    3. Grease a 23cm spring form tin with spray oil. Press rice mixture into tin, covering both the base and sides. Push a piece of tin foil into the crust and bake blind in the oven for 10 minutes. Rest for 20 minutes and prepare filling.
    4. Blanch spinach in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain well and squeeze out extra water. Roughly chop. Mix with spring onions, tofu, herbs and slices of red capsicum in a bowl. Season to taste before spooning mixture into the pre-prepared crust.
    5. Whisk together eggs and soy milk before pouring evenly over the tofu and vegetables.
    6. Place the baking tin on a baking tray in the middle of the oven. Bake for 45 minutes until egg is set. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


    • Short grain white rice can easily be substituted in place of brown rice.
    • Any vegetables can be used.
    • Instead of soy milk, any nut milk or reduced fat dairy milk can be used.
    • This quiche can be made well ahead and served cold.
    • Add feta cheese or substitute in place of tofu.

    Nutrition Information

    PER SERVE: Energy (kJ) 989; Cal 237; Protein (g) 11; Fat (g) 7.0; Saturated fat (g) 1.3; Carbohydrate (g) 32; Sugars (g) 3.0; Fibre (g) 2.5; Sodium (mg) 175; Potassium (mg) 365; Calcium (mg) 128; Iron (mg) 3.6.