Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Another hot weather recipe

 One evening I wanted to make a pizza for dinner but didn't have enough time to make crust and let it rise so I put the pizza topping ingredients over a layer of rice instead.  My guys loved it.  To this day, if we're having pizza at home, this is generally the way it's prepared. 

For just Fred and myself, it gets prepared in the microwave so it's another good recipe to have when it's just too hot to cook.

Rice Pizza

1 pound pork sausage
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese
4 cups cooked rice

Crumble sausage in skillet and cook until done.
Drain well on paper towels.

Spread cooked rice in a greased 13 x 9 dish.
Sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly over the
top of the rice.

In a small bowl, mix tomato sauce with a pinch
each of oregano, garlic powder, and paprika.
I usually do this in a coffee mug and heat it in
the microwave to develop the spice flavors
before putting it onto the rice.

Spread tomato sauce over the parmesan cheese.
Top with the cooked sausage and mozzarella

Bake in 350° oven until cheese melts OR
microwave on high 3-4 minutes.

1 comment:

Carolyn/MamaC said...

You are so creative...with food, too! What a great recipe! Thank you for sharing!