If you’re feeling that homemade pizza craving but you’re out of flour, no need to panic! Look to your pantry ingredients for a delicious crispy golden pizza crust made with white rice, egg whites, and mozzarella seasoned with salt and pepper. Not to mention, it’s a great Gluten Free alternative to classic pizza crust.
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
In a large bowl combine rice, egg whites, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, and season lightly with salt and pepper. Mix well.
Coat a 12-14 inch pizza pan with olive oil. Press rice mixture evenly onto the pan, creating a slight lip around the edge.
Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Spread sauce over rice crust. Top with bacon and cheese.
Return to oven and bake until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
Let cool 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with Parmesan cheese and sliced green onions, if desired.
Substitute 2 egg whites for liquid egg whites or 1 large whole egg.
Use regular pizza sauce instead of Alfredo sauce.
Make it a cheese only pizza for the kids.
Substitute pesto for pizza sauce and top with fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatoes.
Substitute sliced pepperoni for bacon.
If there weren’t enough good things to say about this innovative and tasty recipe, as it’s made with Mahatma® White Rice, it’s a wheat and Gluten Free alternative to classic flour pizza crust! It won’t take long for this version to become your new favorite.
If you’re just jumping on the rice bandwagon now, believe us when we tell you that this is just the beginning. Rice is one of the most versatile pantry staples out there, aside from its classic use in side dishes like Mexican Rice, it can be used in anything from pancakes and a Spanish paella recipe to smoothies and of course, the classic Arroz con leche recipe! The hearty rice not only adds texture but it’s also packed with vitamins and minerals. Need we say more?
Let’s talk about the ingredients, if you’re not a fan of alfredo sauce or any of the toppings listed, simply swap out what you like best. This dish is perfect for personalizing and making pizza how you like best whether that be vegetarian, with canned pineapple or meat lover all the way.
Use up vegetables you’ve got on your shelf or freezer to make a veggie pizza or grab the barbecue sauce and some shredded chicken. The possibilities are endless.
If you’ve got a few little helpers eager to work in the kitchen, this pizza is an excellent way to get the entire family cooking. Double or triple the amount of ingredients to make it a weekly pizza party at home! Divide the tasks up between gathering ingredients, measuring, mixing, and of course, adding on the delicious toppings.