One thing I learned in restaurant school is the power of words: What you call a dish is half the sales appeal. And so when I decided to try to get away with a meatless, fishless dinner the other night, our entree could not be a casserole. It would be rice pizza. And it was actually pretty great.
Years ago I had come across a recipe for pizza using rice for the crust, and while the clipping is long lost, the idea lodged in my cranial sieve. In a hurry to get food on my family after squandering another day at the computer, I realized I had everything on hand to give it a try at last: I boiled half a cup of basmati rice and an ear of corn for extra protein, mixed the rice and the kernels with an egg and pressed it into an oiled gratin dish. Slices of my last tomato went over the top, then some chopped olives and fresh basil, and finally the fresh mozzarella left over from a tomato salad. As it baked, the rice got crusty, the topping melted together luxuriously. My consort ate itRead More »from One pizza, hold the dough, add rice