Red Rice Tian
A simple rice dish with enticing aromas and intriguing flavors. Served in a gratin dish, this makes a lovely presentation.
3 cups cooked red Himalayan rice
1 1⁄2 cups canned chick peas, drained
2 cups plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1⁄2 cup Niçoise olives
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
3 eggs, beaten
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 cups parmesan, grated
1. In a large bowl, toss red rice, chick peas, tomatoes, olives, garlic, eggs and olive oil. Stir in half the parmesan; season with salt and pepper.
2. Transfer rice to a small (8-10 in.) oiled gratin dish (for two) and bake at 350° F oven about 15 min. Sprinkle top with parmesan; return to oven until mixture is set and cheese is browned, another 5-10 min.