Japanese PizzaPosted by in Food
I ran across the idea from this is Food and Wine (see their recipe here). The concept is you make a crust from rice (this is similar tahdig, a fantastic Persian rice dish I shared recently) and then top it with manchego cheese and Asian ingredients. The possibilities are endless. On a recent might I made mine with arugula and smoked salmon. Shrimp would be fantastic on this. Other greens would work nicely. Mushrooms or edamame would be a lovely addition. You start it in a skillet on the stove and finish it in the oven. It’s a another great idea for leftover rice.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
- 3 cups cooked rice
- 1½ cups grated Manchego cheese (about 5 oz)
- top of one green onion sliced thin
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- ¼ tsp toasted sesame seeds
- 2 cups fresh arugula
- ⅓ cup crunchy sprouts
- 2½ tbsp tamari sauce
- 4 oz smoked salmon
- Heat a 9 inch skillet over medium high and add the oil. Press the rice into the pan, so it is evenly distributed. Allow this to cook 10-15 minutes until it is brown and crisp on the bottom.
- Remove from heat. Sprinkle cheese over rice. Sprinkle green onion, cilantro and sesame seeds. Spread arugula and sprouts on top. Sprinkle tamari over the entire pizza.
- Place in a 375 degree oven on the top shelf and bake for about 15 minutes until the cheese melts, the arugula cooks and the top is slightly brown.
- Spread salmon over the top. Slide the pizza onto a platter and serve.
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