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Deb's Brown Rice Pie

Rolling the Dough

Filling Ingredients

1 cup brown rice

2 1/2 cups boiling water

1 packet frozen spinach thawed

1/2 cup parsley

1 tablespoon fresh oregano

1 tablespoon fresh basil

2 cups ricotta cheese

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons nutmeg

1 cup diced Feta cheese

Filling Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees

  2. Boil water in a kettle and add to rice. Cook in microwave on high for 10 minutes. Stir. Cook another five minutes and stir. Add 1/2 cup water. Cook another five minutes. Remove and allow to stand.

  3. Finely chop feta, oregano, parsley and basil and add to spinach

  4. Mix the rice with the ricotta cheese in a separate bowl and add nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  5. Add to rice and ricotta mixture

  6. Grease a casserole dish and place pastry sheet over it or use baking paper instead.

  7. Press the mixture firmly into it
  8. Cover with top sheet of pastry

  9. Brush top with milk

  10. Bake for 30 minutes on high


Serve as a meat free, protein rich meal with salad

HINT: You can use fresh spinach if you wish. You will need about fifteen leaves with stalks removed and chopped.

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Brown Rice Pie is wholesome and delicious. It's the meal you have, if you want to feel good on the inside. And although it's not as quick as many of the other recipes on the site, I love it.


It's great with a salad, or on its own.


As an easy, inexpensive vegetarian dinner it tastes great .

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​Pastry Ingredients

2 sheets shortcrust pastry thawed

(Or for the best alternative you can make your own wholemeal pastry. It takes me about 8 minutes longer but I love the taste so much more, so think it's worth the extra effort)

Homemade Wholemeal Pastry Ingredients

2 cups wholemeal flour

200 grams salted butter

2/3 cup milk

Pastry Method

  1. Put flour into a large bowl.

  2. Add chopped butter

  3. Rub butter through flour so that it resembles breadcrumbs. Alternatively use a food processor if you have one.

  4. Add milk a little at a time and stir in until dough is formed.

  5. Roll out on a floured board and use as both the bottom and top of the pie.

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