Budget Recipe of the Month: Zucchini & Egg Rice Pie

Ready in half an hour, this speedy zucchini and egg rice pie is gluten free and vegetarian.

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  • 40g butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 11/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 11/2 cups grated tasty cheese
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried oregano)
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus, trimmed, halved lengthways



Step 1. Preheat grill on medium-high.

Step 2. Melt butter in a 23cm round (base) ovenproof frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion softens.

Step 3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and milk together in a bowl. Stir in rice and 1 cup cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the onion to the egg mixture, stirring quickly to combine.

Step 4. Return pan to heat. Pour about 1/3 of the egg mixture into the hot frying pan. Quickly sprinkle over most of the zucchini – no need to be exact. Add 1/2 the remaining egg mixture, then sprinkle with oregano and a little zucchini. Pour over remaining egg mixture and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Sprinkle with remaining zucchini and top with asparagus, pushing into the egg mixture slightly. Cook for 5 minutes.

Step 5. Place pan under grill. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until a knife inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve.


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