Rice and Vegetable Pie



  • 1 cup brown basmati rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash (aboutounces), cut in half lengthwise, seeds scooped and flesh cut into chunks
  • 2 large potatoes (ounces), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Parmigiano or Pecorino cheese
  • Ingredients


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Soak the basmati rice in cold water for 15 minutes. Drain the rice. Bring the 2 1/2 cups of water to a boil with the salt and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the rice and cook until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. Place the carrots, squash, and potatoes in a pot and just barely cover the vegetables with water. Cook until very tender. Drain and transfer to a bowl. Mash the vegetables with 3 tablespoons of the remaining butter until smooth or use an immersion blender. Blend in the milk and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Fold in the rice; taste and add more salt, if necessary.
  4. Spread the mixture into a 9 X 2-inch round greased pan. Cover the top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and dot with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is nice and crusty. Serve hot.

This recipe was featured on Season 26 - Episode 2618.

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