Part 3 of my Gluten Free Date Night Pizza Series,
the Veggie Broccoli-Rice Crust Pizza
I've created a mini Date Night series of pizza recipes and this is the first in the series. These Pizzas may take a bit of extra work BUT they are SOOOO worth it! I've made this one of my "date-night" recipes, since it is more time consuming and involved. This is perfect for date nights, or girls/boys nights in too!
I highly encourage you to get adventurous and use whatever healthy toppings your hearts desire! The options for crust seasonings, sauces, and toppings are endless. So make a night (or day) of it and get to cookin'!!
I've developed three pre-created options, just in case you're not sure where to start. The first pizza is a BBQ Pork Cauli-Rice Crust Pizza (part 1). The second, a Breakfast Cauli-Rice Crust Pizza (part 2). And finally, a Veggie Broccoli-Rice Crust Pizza (part 3).
Have fun creating in the kitchen with someone special :o)
This recipe is nutrient dense, gluten free, grain free, lower carb, vegetarian & primal!
What Makes this High-Vibing Food?·
First and foremost, putting your own love, gratitude, time and energy into making foods at home will automatically raise the vibration of the foods/meal. This will also help to balance your sacral and heart chakras. Putting your love into the food you prepare will literally raise the vibrational frequency as love is the highest vibration out there!
You are what you eat and what your food eats. Using organic, GMO free, free/pasture raised, wild caught, minimally processed ingredients lead to an overall higher vibrational frequency. Basically, eating organic provides us extra energy currency!
This dish is rich in protein,which is grounding and protective. It also supports the root chakra.
Contains calcium, a key root chakra nutrient.
Contains zinc, which is needed for thousands of chemical reactions in your body involving protein, so it is also supportive to the root chakra.
Contains mushrooms, which are grounding and support the root chakra.
This recipe is full of healthy fats and oils, which supports the sacral chakra.
Contains yellow/tan/golden colored foods, which help raise the body’s frequency to that of the solar plexus, helping to balance it.
Contains cruciferous veggies, which are especially balancing to the heart chakra.
Contains green colored foods,which support and balance the heart chakra.
Equipment Needed to Create this Recipe:
pizza pan or sheet pan
small sauce pan
Veggie Broccoli-Rice Pizza
(gluten free & paleo)
Yield: 1 medium pizza or 6 slices
1, 12 oz. bag fresh or frozen broccoli-rice (or 1 large head of broccoli, riced)
¼ cup organic parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup organic low moisture mozzarella, shredded
½ tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
½ tsp. roasted garlic, minced/chopped
½ tsp. garlic granules
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
Sugar free pizza sauce
¼ cup organic tomato paste
2-3 tbsp. filtered water (amount will depend on how thin you want your sauce)
½ tsp. garlic granules
¼ tsp. basil, dried
1/8 tsp. black pepper
4 cremini mushrooms, sliced
1, 2.25 oz. can of sliced black olives
** Exchange the veggies for whatever tickles your fancy! I just LOVE mushrooms and olives!
How to Create this Recipe:
Preheat oven to 500 ° F.
Prep your veggies.
For the pizza sauce, put all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until incorporated. That’s it! Super easy!
For the crust: Now that you have everything prepped and chopped, it’s time to make the crust! Start by preheating your oven to 500 ° F. Then, empty the broccoli rice into a big microwave safe bowl. Place it in the microwave, uncovered (with no additional water) for 5 minutes. Allow the broccoli rice to cool quite a bit before proceeding. After it has cooled, place all the “rice” into the cheese cloth, squeezing the “rice” into a ball within the cheesecloth to get out all of the liquid. You want to remove ALL the excess liquid you can possibly get out. Once you've gotten all the moisture out that you can, place the ball of “rice” back into the big bowl and add all the remaining crust ingredients. Mix all of this until it becomes dough like and forms into a ball with your hands. Next, you’ll want to spread the curst mixture out onto a piece of parchment paper and form it into a round pizza crust shape. Doing this with your hands is best! Try wetting your hands a bit before spreading it out. Once you have the crust formed and thinned out to about 1/4 inch thickness, you're ready to bake it! Place the crust, along with the parchment paper its on, onto a pizza pan. With a knife or fork, poke a few holes around the crust. This will let any trapped air/steam vent through the crust so bubbles do not form. Then, bake the crust for 15-18 minutes or until it's a golden color and has become crispy.
For topping the pizza: Next, remove the crust from the oven and begin adorning the toppings! Start with the pizza sauce, then the cheese and veggies. After you have topped the pizza with all of its individual toppings, pop it back into the oven on broil for about 3-6 minutes, just until the cheese is nice and melted. Keep a closer eye on your pizza while under the broiler, as it can easily burn! Then Enjoy your pizza!
Do not rush removing the liquid step! Removing all of the water is key to getting a crispier crust!
Serving Size: 2 slices (based off of 3 servings total)
Fats: 10 g
Carbs: 13 g
Proteins: 12 g
*All nutritional information are estimations and will vary.