Black Rice Crust Quiche

Rice Crust Quiche photo-3

Alan has great friends.  I get to have Alan’s friend as my friends now by virtue of my association with Alan.  Lucky me.  Two of his friends invited us to their weekend house up in Idyllwild. They have invited us up about a dozen times and we can never go for a variety of reasons – all legitimate I might add – but this time it actually happened and the timing couldn’t have been better because the following weekend it snowed! Their home is lovely, the fire warm and welcoming, the wine and vodka freely flowing. It’s in a pine forest, in a little valley community called Pine Cove. The views feature beautiful pine trees with a backdrop of the San Gorgonio mountains.

Their home is filled with family heirlooms – from hooked rugs and cross-stitched samplers to Grandma’s silver and Limoges dishes to mahogany furniture and paintings and patch-work quilts, warm, unpretentious, comfortable and perfect. We couldn’t have had a better weekend even though our hike up to Tahquitz Peak at 8,846 feet was unrealized due to wet, drippy fog.

Wife, Alan and I drove up Friday after my court appearances. Husband came up Saturday morning and he was greeted by three very relaxed people, a warm fire, and a delicious quiche that Wife made. It was undoubtedly the best quiche I have ever eaten. It was substantial and elegant and beautiful to look at and it was honestly delicious. The recipe came from the Café Chimes Cookbook by Kathleen J. Etter and although it is the basic Quiche recipe – somehow it was different from your garden variety quiche. Qualitatively different. Here it is.

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Categories: Baked Goods, Breakfast/Brunch, Eggs, French, Lunch, Pies and Tarts, Vegetable Dishes, Vegetarian

One comment

  1. can’t wait to try all your new recipes ames – they look delicious!!

    Comment by Suzanne on November 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm

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