These Healthy Brown Rice Pizza muffins are the perfect portable meal or snack! High in protein, gluten free and flourless, they have the taste of pizza with brown rice being the perfect base! All you’ll need is one bowl and 20 minutes!
Jenn, don’t ask but muffins or rice?
Meg, do you like brown rice?
“They are carbs. Duh! I prefer them over white rice”
So I think I’ve made it a personal goal to create a special recipe for my blogging friends when it’s their birthdays. Some of my personal favourite recipes were created from it like these Single Serve gluten free breakfast cookies and these single serve Banana Smoothie Breakfast bites. Last year, I even pretended to be Meg. By pretending to be Meg, I mean I ate potatoes and cheese with every meal and threw copious amounts of vegetables in there too.
Before you think I’m a cop out collaborating two of my favourite people in one recipe, think again. I had two recipe ideas which suited them both so they get two recipes dedicated to them. So there.
I’ve mentioned on here before but Meg and Jenn are two people who share my love for cheese, eating dessert for breakfast and having a balanced view of food. They are two of the most down to earth, genuine and sassy people I’ve ever met. I may need to reconsider this statement after I gate crash Jenn this year. Meg I already give her the a-ok after we met up last year.
This recipe however is not a surprise to either of them because I complained incessantly to them both about how terrible they are to photograph. TERRIBLE. It almost put me off eating olives forever, but the salad mum served with dinner on Sunday night had a Spanish stuffed version in them so that was no longer possible. Anyway, after some sage advice from Jenn to add some greenery, I feel less embarrassed for share it here today!
Now for this recipe. When I think of Jenn, I think of pizza, cheese and greens. When I think of Meg, I think of pizza, cheese and greens…and now brown rice- Hence the birth of these Healthy Brown Rice Pizza Muffins. One bowl is all you’ll need in your prep to whip these up and they are perfectly customisable to suit your tastebuds! The combination of cheese, eggs and brown rice means you need to flours or grains to hold them in place.
Gluten free and high protein, they make the perfect grab and go breakfast, lunch, dinner or even snack between meals! Confession- They taste amazing at room temperature and cold (and are pictured as such) but when heated, the cheese gets melty and…okay I’ll stop now. Either way, it’s delicious.
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Healthy Brown Rice Pizza Muffins
- 1 packet of microwave brown rice cooked (250 gram packet)
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese can use light for lower fat option
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese can use light for lower fat option
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese can use light for lower fat option
- 3/4 cup antipasto mix ins of choice I used sun dried tomatoes, sun dried black olives and diced Spanish Olives
- 1/4 cup fresh vegetables of choice I used diced onions
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 large eggs can sub for 5 egg whites
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and spray a 12 tray muffin tin generously with oil and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked brown rice with the cheeses, antipasto vegetables, fresh vegetables, basil and red pepper flakes. Mix well until fully combined.
- In a small bowl, add the 3 eggs and whisk lightly. add to the brown rice and cheese mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
- Divide the mixture evenly between the 12 muffin cases/muffin tin and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese on top has melted and is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving or allowing to cool completely.
Want some other savoury breakfast ideas? Try these out!
Gluten Free Cheddar and Garlic Waffles (Gluten Free, Grain Free, High Protein)
Sweet Potato and Cheddar Pancakes (Gluten Free, High Protein)
Healthy Four Cheese Thin Crust Pizza Pancakes (Gluten Free, High Protein)
Linking up with these amazing parties-simple supper Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Saturday Sharefest, DIY With the SITS and some weekend pot luck lovin
What food do you think is associated with you?
Muffins or rice?
Why is the most delicious foods so ugly to photograph?
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You had me at pizza…but teased me at muffins! Looks delicious nonetheless and I think you did a great job with the photos- just another reason to add more greens ;)! You’re so right about the best foods being the ugliest to photograph- oatmeal & any kind of green-based soup come to mind. Foods like that make me all the more grateful for pretty crockery!!
Hahaha thanks Khushboo.
Someone left a comment on my Facebook about how my oatmeal looked like TEETH. TEETH.
IM A MUFFFFFFIN!!!!
and Im also one who doesnt even endeavor to snap those pics for the reasons you said.
MY YUM FOOD immediately shifts to YUCK PIC.
Oh Carla, I never post my pre bed snack…Protein ice cream is delicious but visual punishment.
I really love this idea! Portable and not sweet is sometimes hard to come by. Some food is just not photogenic no matter how good it is, I hear you 🙂
Story of my life. So many recipes in my archives I can’t post because I will most likely lose readers haha!
Ooo, awesome! I’ve been craving pizza, and I have a tonnn of brown rice I need to use up! These are perfect! :]
Cheers, Farrah! Hope you try it out! 🙂
I know expect and demand the most epic of recipes on my birthday. It is April 9. You have less than a month. GO.
I will eat something delicious instead. 😉
You know how much I love adding cheese to rice! 😉
You started the trend, my friend! 😀
Hey! Do you know the Muffin Man?
These muffins are awesome…and because they’re called ‘muffins,’ you are totally allowed to eat them for breakfast! I love how you combined all of these flavors into one bite-size nugget of deliciousness. Meg and Jenn are totally lucky to have you creating custom recipes for them. You better go and remind them how lucky they are to have you around! 🙂
The one I ate yesterday? Then yes 😉
Mate, five of these with sriracha were my breakfast. Lunch were the other 7.
When it’s your birthday I’ll make an Australian version of a snake bite. Beer/cider and… an Iced vovo.
Let’s be honest: cheese with everything is amazing. I’d love to try these, but only if I have the minute brown rice bags available because lazy. :).
That’s what I used 🙂
Awww! I think those muffins are so stinkin cute! The type of food that people associate with me is eggs. I eat eggs often… like, every. single. day. It’s a bit of a joke in my family…
Hahaha well..I associate you with sashimi 😉
Ugh. I hate it when you post recipes with cheese cuz they always sound so amazing but I can’t eat it :/
Pinning anyway though 😀
I wish you could eat dairy.
How Dairy You.
OK, these are totally intriguing to me! I wonder if The A’s will eat these…
They have to! 😀
Ooh, yummy! These look amazing!
Thank you Cassie- They are delicious!
Oh thank GOD! I have a box of brown rice just sitting in my pantry, and I have been just staring at it for the past 6 months pondering what the heck I want to use it for when I have quinoa and buckwheat groats that obviously curb-stomp it in the nutritional department. Muffin bases? I dig.
The foods that are Eva are either RIce Chex (does that count as a food?), hummus, or baked potatoes. My apartment actually SMELLS like baked potatoes. I didn’t even know they had a smell until I spent a couple of days away and came back.
And muffins over rice. Why is that even a question?!
That is exactly why I used the microwave brown rice- Haha had no idea what do to with it!
I would love to live in an apartment which smelled like baked potatoes.
let’s have a contest to see who could eat more of these…
I would win. In fact- Now that I’m moving to America, let’s do it in person.
I was looking for a new breakfast recipe that isn’t sweet and voila, you deliver. It’s magic 😉 Slowly I am worried where my sweet breakfast tooth is hiding!
Food associated with me: Curry! And don’t get me started with ugly food photos. I have a curry recipe up my sleeves but I tried taking photos twice that looked so disgusting that I backed out of posting it! Luckily I am going to take a photography class this year and I am going to grill the teacher about this!
Not the infamous tit bake?!
YES. Curry/burgers/meat = Juli. Actually, all your food is delicious except for all the fruit :p