Pizza with Rice Crust

Ingredients:

1 Tbs oil
1 onion, small, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 green or red pepper
2 cup white rice, cooked
1 egg, beaten
2 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 tsp basil, dried
1/4 tsp oregano, dried
Black pepper, freshly ground
1 dash Tabasco sauce

Directions:

Seed the green or red pepper -and cut into strips.

In a large frypan, heat oil over medium-high heat and stir-fry onion, garlic, mushrooms and peppers until crisp-tender, about 3 - 4 minutes. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine rice, egg and 1/2 cup grated cheese. Press evenly into an oiled 12 - inch pizza pan. Bake in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until brown.

Sprinkle rice crust with half the remaining cheese.

Stir together tomato sauce, basil, oregano, pepper and Tabasco. Spread tomato sauce over, then top with vegetables.

Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.

Bake for about 12 - 14 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting.

Serves 4.

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