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Rice Crust Pizza
1 cup coarsely grated carrots
1/2 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
3 teaspoons minced fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried basil)
2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Any other pizza toppings you would like
For the crust, place the carrots in a strainer with an unopened can of fruit or vegetables on top to squeeze the excess liquid from the carrots. Let drain for 20 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels.
In a large bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, flour, onions and half of the basil.  Then stir in the carrots and the rice.
Spray a 13 x 9 baking pan with no-stick spray (or lightly oil).  spread the crust mixture in the bottom and about 1/4 inch up the sides of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Then broil 4 inches from the heat for about 2 minutes or until the crust is browned, without burning the carrots.
Spread the tomato sauce on the crust and top with the cheese.  Then sprinkle with the rest of the basil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and light brown.  Slice and serve.

Rice Crust Pizza

  • 1 cup coarsely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 3 teaspoons minced fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried basil)
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Any other pizza toppings you would like


  1. For the crust, place the carrots in a strainer with an unopened can of fruit or vegetables on top to squeeze the excess liquid from the carrots. Let drain for 20 minutes, then pat dry with paper towels.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the cottage cheese, flour, onions and half of the basil.  Then stir in the carrots and the rice.
  3. Spray a 13 x 9 baking pan with no-stick spray (or lightly oil).  spread the crust mixture in the bottom and about 1/4 inch up the sides of the pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Then broil 4 inches from the heat for about 2 minutes or until the crust is browned, without burning the carrots.
  4. Spread the tomato sauce on the crust and top with the cheese.  Then sprinkle with the rest of the basil.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and light brown.  Slice and serve.

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