About 2 cups of cooked
rice. Pat a rice shell into a pie pan -- you can add nuts, sunflower
seeds (chopped), and even an egg to hold it together better, if you
have eggs. Toast lightly for 10 minutes in preheated 350-degree oven.
Fill this pie shell with leftover chopped meat (just about any kind)
in a sauce or gravy, or cooked vegetables in a light white sauce.
(Broccoli in cheese sauce, very light on the cheese, cauliflower, lima
Heat in oven until sauce is bubbling and meat or veggies
are heated through. One "pie" serves 4 not-too-hungry
people; if they're hungry better make 2 or have a lot of other food
such as soup, salad, big dessert, depending on what you have.
fancy dinner, especially one where you are basically serving disguised
leftovers because you are broke, put cut-out vegetable shapes brushed
with melted butter on top of the sauce; tell non-Indian guests
(especially French) it's an authentic traditional Native American
Indian quiche. Make up some name for it with a lot of vowels.