Recipe: Spinach quiche with egg whites and brown rice crust
2 cups brown rice, cooked
1 egg, beaten
8 egg whites, beaten
1 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1 shallot, diced
2 oz. fresh goat cheese
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
¼ tsp. nutmeg
¼ tsp. sea salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together brown rice and single egg, then press into the bottom and up the sides, at least 2 inches, of an 8-inch springform pan. In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, spinach, shallot, goat cheese, and spices. Pour into pan. Bake in oven for 45 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
Serves eight. A serving is 1/8 of the quiche, which contains about 105 calories, 3g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 30mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 13g carbohydrates, 0g sugar, 1g fiber, and 8g protein.