Rice pizza with tomato sauce and mozzarella – gluten free

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A creamy gluten free alternative to the traditional pizza. It’s perfect if you have a gluten intolerance or if you want to offer to your toddler a less crunchy and more easy to chew pizza crust.
The addition of the Parmesan Cheese to the crust makes it even more tasty and kid friendly 😉
It’s easy to prepare and makes a wonderful and complete lunch for the kids and for the whole family.
As I added egg white to the mix to glue everything together I would suggest to offer the rice pizza to your toddler after 1 year.
I used Arborio rice, the same one that I use for risotto as it is very starchy and creamy once cooked. You can also try the Carnaroli variety, it’s very similar.

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The kind of pan you will use is important. I used a 11 inch, non stick, fluted tart pan. You will need the indentation and outer ridge in the bottom so that you will bake the rice crust and than flip it upside down and fill the indentation with the tomato sauce and mozzarella.

Here you are the ingredients for 6 servings:

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And that’s how to proceed:

– Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add 1 tsp of sea salt. Add the rice and boil for 15 minutes. Drain the rice

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– Place the rice in a large bowl. Add the butter. Stir the rice with a fork or spoon so that the heat of the rice will quickly melt the butter.

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– Once the butter is totally melted add the grated Parmesan Cheese. Mix.

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– Add the egg white and mix again.

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– Fill a 11 inch fluted tart pan with the rice mix. Level the surface and bake in preheated oven at 400F/180C for 20 minutes.

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– Flip the baked rice pizza crust on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Thanks to the indentation you will have a nice border all around the rice pizza, ready to be filled with goodies!!

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– Spread a good quality tomato sauce on the crust. If you would like to prepare a super yummy homemade tomato sauce check this recipe!!

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– Place some slices of fresh mozzarella on top

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– Drizzle some Extra Virgin Oil of Olive

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– Place the pizza back in the oven (still heated at 400F/180C) in grill mode for 10 minutes. You want the mozzarella to start melting getting a nice golden color.



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  • Reply
    October 22, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    hello, where is the link for tomato sauce? thanks

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      Barbara Lamperti
      October 24, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Hi! you are right, the link went away! I fixed it now. Here you are the easy homemade tomato sauce recipe: Place 1 Tbsp of Extra Virgin oil of Olive in a medium pan. Turn the heat on at medium and heat for 1 min. Chop 1lb/500gr fresh tomatoes in big pieces and add them to the pan. Adjust with a pinch of salt if not cooking for babies under 12 months. Let the tomatoes cook at medium heat for 8/10 minutes stirring occasionally, more frequently toward the end. Optional: you can add 1 clove garlic at the beginning with the oil + you can add some herbs with the tomatoes (Thyme, oregano, basil) with the tomatoes. Once cooked blend everything in a food processor to obtain a smooth puree. Tip. The quality of the tomatoes matters: the more acidic they are, the more acidic the sauce will be. I like using sun ripe Heirlooms and Japanese tomatoes, they are less acidic. Let me know how it goes!! Thank you for watching 🙂 B

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