Zucchini and Kimchi Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust

Zucchini and Kimchi Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust

After successfully combining cheese and kimchi in the kimchi quesadillas I was looking to try the combo again. As is usual these days, I had a ton of zucchini in my fridge and I needed something for quick breakfasts for the week. While I was thinking about zucchini and breakfasts I remembered the herbed zucchini and feta quiche with a brown rice crust that I had made recently and really enjoyed. The next thing that I knew I had settled on a kimchi and zucchini quiche and I decided to go with a healthy serving of gruyere as the cheese in the quiche. I have really been liking the brown rice crust with quiches so I decided to use it again in this this one though I used short grained rice rather than long this time. The zucchini and kimchi quiche with a brown rice crust was easy to make and it turned out surprisingly well! Once again the kimchi went really well with the cheese and it added a ton of flavour to the quiche along with a nice kick of heat that will really wake me up in the mornings when I eat it for breakfast this week. With these successful fusion kimchi dishes down I am looking forward to experimenting with kimchi more.

Zucchini and Kimchi Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust

(makes 6+ servings)
Printable Recipe

2 cups cooked brown rice
1/4 cup gruyere (grated)
1 egg
4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup gruyere (grated)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 cup kimchi (drained and chopped)
1 cup zucchini (grated, squeezed and drained)
2 green onions (chopped)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix the rice, cheese and egg in a bowl.
2. Press the rice mixture into a pie plate, about 1/4 inch thick.
3. Bake in a preheated 450F oven until the edges and bottom just start turning golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.
4. Mix the eggs, milk, gruyere, garlic, kimchi, zucchini, green onions, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
5. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
6. Bake in a preheated 375F oven until golden brown and set in the center, about 30-35 minutes.

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Herbed Zucchini and Feta Quiche with a Brown Rice Crust
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Kimchi Jun (Kimchi Pancake)
Zucchini and Green Chile Egg Breakfast Casserole
Kimchi, Bacon and Shiitake Mushroom Omelette


maybelle's mom said...

Last year, i made a number of kimchi cheeseburgers with an overeasy egg (I didn't post them). THis makes me think i should make more.

This looks amazing--i love the brown rice crust.

Helene said...

I haven't seen Kimchi in stores yet. I'll look. What a delicious meal you made Kevin.

fried blue said...

I think you may be a genius for concocting this recipe.

Kerstin said...

What a unique quiche, it sounds so flavorful!

We Are Not Martha said...

I loveee quiche! But never thought to make it with kimchi. And your idea of brown rice crust might be the best idea ever!!


Jennifer said...

What a fabulous quiche! I love the brown rice crust, such a unique and hearty addition!

Jenn said...

I need to stock up on some kimchi and soon. I seriously need to.

Can I have that slice in the photo?

Cakebrain said...

what a neat idea! It sounds so healthy and looks yummy too!

Short and Bald said...

great idea! what's your korean connection? i see a lot of korean dishes. can't wait to try this.

Anncoo said...

This is amazing!! Kimchi Quiche? Must try this out.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

An interesting and original quiche! Wonderful!



Homecooked said...

This is something really different! I didnt know you could make a kimchi quiche. Looks good!

Joanne said...

Your ingenuity never ceases to amaze me! I would totally make this for lunch.

Cucinista said...

Fantastic mix of ingredients. Kimchi is a star.

Mikki on the go said...

I'm so glad someone makes a Quiche with "Kimch" !!
I can tell that "KImch" is one of the best healthy foods, especially for someone who is on diet.
I eat Kimch a lot everyday with brown rice, I don't gain any fat, seriously, I strongly recommend this delicious & healthy food to everyone! (if you don't believe me, well, take a look at me, I'm lean.)
oh, and there are so many kinds of Kimch, try every Kimch and then you would find which Kimch is best for you(I know some Kimch taste too strong), but most of my friends love "Cucumber Kimch", if you are new to Kimch, try this one :)

Chris said...

Ok, if you just TOLD me "zucchini and kimchi quiche" I'd probably think ICK! But man, Kevin, this actually looks awesome. You blow my mind with your creativity. I know I keep saying it but you keep doing it.

CinnamonQuill said...

I've always wanted to make a brown rice crust...As always, a unique combination. I haven't been very brave about kimchi, but your recent recipes have made me think I should give it another try.

julia said...

Ramen shops in Korea sell hot bowls of Korean ramen noodles with a single slice of yellow processed Kraft American cheese on top (which I have not tried) but this? This is very daring!

mona said...

Never saw or heard of Kimchi before. Looks and sounds delicious Kevin.

Dawn said...

Kevin it's gross how much Kimchi I eat right out of the jar.
I guess I should kick it up a notch by doing something else with it. Love that crust.

MaryBeth said...

I must say that I am not a big fan of kimchi...OK I can say that I really don't like it at all. My husband on the other hand loves this stuff and would be all over this creation.

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margot said...

Very nice blog,food and pictures.

Sweet and Savory said...

This looks delicious.

What you wrote in your profile rings a bell for me and I am sure many of our blogger friends.

Connie said...

I'm used to traditional Korean food, but I have to say this is such an intriguing idea. Kimchi with zucchini and eggs is a delicious combo already, and the brown rice crust is a thoughtful, creative touch. Awesome!

Ambitious said...

Whoa Kevin - even I can't eat Kimchi for breakfast! This is awesome.

Chef Fresco said...

Very delicious looking quiche Kevin!

Shelly W said...

Kimchi is soooo delicious! Such a good play on ingredients here! You've done it again, Kevin.

Chung-Ah @ Damn Delicious said...

My boyfriend's mom makes the BEST kimchi so I'm going to have to give this a try. It looks amazing. Well done!

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