Wheat-free Rice Crust Pizza

A couple of weeks ago I had a very cool collaboration with Minute Rice and they helped me run a giveaway of some Minute Rice. During that collaboration I received a few recipes from Chef John Higgins on how to use Minute Rice and this wheat-free rice crust pizza is one of those recipes.

Rice Crust Pizza
Rice Crust Pizza

This weekend I was in the Eating in the Burbs test kitchen and we tried Rice Crust Pizza. And I have to say, it was a success; a relatively easy to make pizza with little mess. That’s a success to me. So here it is:



  • 2 cups (500 ml) Minute Rice® Instant Whole Grain Brown Rice
  • 3/4 tsp (4 ml) salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml) each dried basil and oregano leaves (optional)
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) fine cornmeal (optional)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) each chopped pepperoni, sweet green pepper and mushrooms


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Prepare rice according to package directions. Season with salt; let cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir in the eggs, 1 cup (250 mL) of the cheese, and herbs (if using – I strongly suggest adding some herbs to the rice crust to add another flavour sensation).
  3. Spray a 12-inch (30 cm) pizza pan with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with cornmeal (if using).
  4. Firmly and evenly press the rice mixture into the prepared pan.
  5. Rice Crust Ready to Bake
    Rice Crust Ready to Bake
  6. Cook the crust on the lowest rack in oven for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; spread evenly with the pizza sauce.
  7. Sprinkle half of the remaining cheese over the sauce. Scatter the pepperoni, green pepper and mushrooms evenly over top. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese.
  8. Pizza with Toppings
    Pizza with Toppings
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until bottom is golden and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into wedges.


  • Substitute the pizza toppings in this recipe for any of your own favourites.
  • Reduce fat content by using low fat Mozzarella cheese
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