Rustic pie with rice and tomatoes: Today's recipe is a delicious pie, where a crispy shell of pastry crust encloses a creamy risotto with saffron and cheese, covered with baked tomatoes that smell of herbs. This recipe, inspired by the great Italian tradition of pies, it is a real treat for those who love pies and I adored. The idea of stuffing a pie with a risotto instead of the usual farce with vegetables, cheese and eggs came to me suddenly, After you ate a rice pudding. Of course to make the most flavorful rice I've cooked in water and whole milk, with butter and saffron: should be very creamy but al dente, Why then must Cook in oven. In mixing I used Parmesan cheese and a soft sheep's caciotta, but you can use your favorite cheese. Tomatoes are sprinkled with salt and sugar, so in the oven slightly wilted creams and sugar enhances the typical sour sweetness of this wonderful fruit. In my opinion the combination with tomatoes is perfect, but you can use your imagination and try using Eggplant, Zucchini or other. I'm used’ very hot, warm and cold: original for a buffet or picnic, It is also perfect for a casual dinner accompanied by grilled vegetables and fresh salads. At this point, have a look at all my QUICHES OF RECIPES and at RECIPES WITH TOMATOES. Have a good day!
RUSTIC RICE CAKE AND TOMATOESPrint This
- DOSES FOR A MOLD OF ABOUT 24 CM IN DIAMETER
- FOR dough crust:
- 250 grams of flour 00
- 150 grams of cold butter
- a spoonful of cold milk
- a pinch of salt (7 grams)
- an egg
- FOR RICE FILLING:
- 100 grams of rice
- 250 milliliters of water
- 150 ml whole milk
- some pistils of Saffron (or a sachet)
- 50 grams of butter
- salt and pepper, just enough
- 60 grams of grated Parmesan cheese After
- 100 grams of cheese (or your favorite cheese) cut into cubes
- AND STILL:
- Piccadilly tomatoes Camone, just enough
- fresh herbs (Timo, Marjoram, Basil), just enough
- salt and pepper, just enough
- extra virgin olive oil, just enough
- Caster sugar, just enough
Before preparing the rustic pie rice and tomatoes have to do the dough for the pastry crust: put the flour on the work surface, the cold butter into small pieces and salt. Work the mixture with your fingertips until the mixture to large crumbs, then add the egg and cold milk and knead the dough until it is smooth and even. Wrap it in plastic wrap and let it rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Grease and flour the mold you've chosen, roll out the shortcrust pastry with a rolling pin to a thickness of about half a centimeter and coat with the mixture on bottom and sides of the Pan. Prick the bottom and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to bake the rustic pie.
For the filling of the rustic rice cake and tomatoes: put in a saucepan the milk, the water, Saffron and butter. Bring to a boil and pour in the rice. Season with salt and pepper. Bring the rice al dente cooking over low heat, stirring frequently: the rice should absorb the liquid and you have to train a cream rich in starch, like when you do a risotto. In essence, you have to make a risotto is creamy but al dente, because then the rice will cook still in the oven, for this we use little liquid. Once the rice is cooked, stir in the parmesan and add the diced caciotta. Allow to cool slightly and pour the rice into the shell of shortcrust pastry.
Wash the tomatoes and cut them into slices. Arrange the tomatoes on rustic pie with rice to cover the surface as evenly as possible. If you have found the two variants, Red and green, arrange in alternate rows to create a beautiful decorative effect. Season with salt, Sprinkle the tomatoes with a little sugar and topped with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and garnish with herbs.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and bake the cake for 45 minutes about tomatoes and rice rustic or until the dough is golden and tomatoes not shell slightly wilted. You can serve hot, warm or cold. Bon appétit!