Crispy Baked Rice Squares
This is an easy, healthy and delicious side dish recipe for a sandwich or any meal. I make it when I have leftover Basmati Rice Pilaf, which is in the similar and related recipes links. I prefer to use brown basmati for its nutty flavor and whole grain goodness, but you can rice squares with any leftover rice or from scratch. You will need to add the vegetables as in a pilaf, or sauté a few to add to the leftovers. This recipe can be made in any amount.
- 1 large egg white
- 1 cup leftover rice pilaf (see the similar and related recipes links)
- 2 teaspoons dried breadcrumbs, preferably multigrain or whole wheat
- 2 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Beat the egg white in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or foil that has been sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Pat thinly into a rectangular shape. Refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat oven to 450° F. Bake for about 10 minutes to heat, then place under the broiler until brown and crispy. Cut into squares or rectangles and serve hot or room temperature.