Mushroom & Onion Tart With Brown Rice Crust

A layer of a ton of mushrooms into a pie plate, covered with tender, sweet, caramelized onions and baked with a creamy filling in a whole grain crust.

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Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Cook the rice with the water, as you usually would. Set aside to cool off.
  2. Slice the onion into thin strips and water-sauté until tender. Add 1 tsp molasses at the end and cook at bit more to incorporate. Set aside.
  3. Water sauté the mushrooms with the spice of your choice. I used Organic Sprinkle which reminds me of Thanksgiving! When the mushrooms are tender and most of their water has cooked off, deglaze the pan with the sherry or white wine and cook for a few more minutes. Set aside.
  4. Place the tofu, milk, arrowroot, tamari, onion powder and turmeric in a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Spoon the rice into a lightly oiled tart dish or pie plate and press down to form a crust. The rice should be just warm or room temperature but not cold, which will make it more pliable and easy to work with. I used some plastic wrap and a pastry roller to get the crust nice and flat and even. Use your fingers to work it up the sides.
  6. Toss the mushrooms with half of the tofu mixture and spoon into the pie or tart dish. Level out.
  7. Top with the onions and pour the remaining tofu mixture over the top, again smoothing out the surface.
  8. Add a twist or two of ground black pepper to the top.
  9. Bake for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Cover loosely with some foil towards the end so the crust doesn’t get too dry.
  10. Let cool for a while before serving (it will slice better).

Always fascinated by the subject of nutrition, Helyn first strayed from eating animal-based products in 2012. She immediately saw so many health benefits from eating only plants that she decided to share some fun recipes she was creating in her kitchen by starting a blog. Before long, her following exploded and she now has a loyal readership, a published smoothie book, and over 600 recipes on helyn's plant-based kitchen! She is a graduate of Dr. T. Colin Campbell's Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through eCornell and plans to continue her education in order to help others realize a healthier lifestyle, a greener planet, and a more compassionate world.
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