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Rice Pizza Recipe

Written by on August 2, 2023

If you love tomato fried rice, take it one step further and sprinkle it with cheese and all your favorite pizza toppings. Pop the whole pan into the oven for 10 minutes until the cheese is nice and melty and you’ve got some pizza rice on your hands.
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 5 cloves garlic, quartered
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • 1 (14-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni
  • Fresh basil leaves
    1. Make the rice: In a 10” oven-safe skillet over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Add garlic, onion, pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning, and cook until garlic turns golden, 2 minutes.
    2. Add tomato paste and cook until slightly caramelized, about 1 minute. Add nutmeg, remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and rice, and cook until rice begins to turn slightly crispy, about 8 minutes.
    3. Reduce heat to the lowest setting, then stir in ½ cup Parmesan and sesame until well combined.
    4. Preheat oven to 400°. Make the sauce: In a medium bowl, stir together all sauce ingredients until well combined.
    5. Assemble the “pizza”: Spread ½ cup tomato sauce over fried rice in an even layer, then sprinkle mozzarella and Parmesan evenly across, and top with pepperoni.
    6. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake until cheese is melty and edges are golden about 10 minutes.
    7. Garnish with basil before serving.
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