Broccoli and Corn and Rice and Tuna Cups?
Rice and Veggie Muffins?
I am still not sure what to call these little muffin-like, kinda quiche but not really, veggie and rice and tuna cup cake thingies, but I’m going with Rice and Veggie Muffins because whatever you call them they are good, and you need to try this recipe!
I made one batch of these the other day, closely followed by a second, and then a third batch, because my boys just inhaled them!
Of course my girls won’t touch them because they have egg in them, and they really, really, don’t like eggs, but the rest of us love them, so majority rules – these are a winner.
Huge bonus points awarded to these little quichey cupcakes because they freeze well, you can change up the ingredients easily, and they are fabulous in school lunches.
- 2 cups cooked rice
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli
- 3/4 cup corn kernels
- 1 small onion finely diced
- 1 cloves of garlic finely diced
- 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar or mozzarella)
- 2 eggs- beaten
- Herbs, salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat the oven to 180 Celsius and grease your muffin tin very well.
- Chop the broccoli into small pieces (super small if your kids are not huge fans) and cook it until just tender – or use frozen.
- Chop the onions and garlic very finely.
- In a medium bowl combine the rice, cooked broccoli, corn (tinned, frozen or fresh), onion, garlic, and herbs, and mix well.
- Stir through the grated cheese.
- Beat the two eggs well then stir them through the mixture.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place spoonfuls of mixture into the muffin tray, filling each one to the top and pressing the mixture down firmly to make sure they are well filled.
- Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes or until the tops begin to brown.
They are delicious hot or cold and they freeze well – just wait for them to cool down and freeze in an airtight container. To reheat, zap them in the microwave for a little while or heat them in a low oven once they have defrosted.
Our favourite combo is broccoli, corn and tuna, but really you could put in whatever veggies you have on hand, and leave out the tuna if it’s not your thing, but I add it in because I often struggle to add some protein to school lunches.
Do your kids take lunch to school?
What do you pack in their school lunch?
Do you have any clever tricks for adding protein to school lunches?
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