Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 236 1/29 ml raw brown rice

  2. 411.06 g can low sodium chicken broth or 411.06 g can homemade chicken stock

  3. water , as needed

  4. 1 large egg , lightly beaten

  5. 1 1/53 ml salt or 1 1/53 ml seasoning salt , to taste

  6. 1/29 ml ground black pepper , to taste

  7. 118 1/59 ml shredded cheese (such as Monterey Jack, Cheddar, etc)

  8. 3 extra large eggs or 4 large eggs

  9. 177.44 ml buttermilk

  10. 14.79 ml all-purpose flour

  11. 118 1/59 ml shredded cheese (any flavor, your choice)

  12. fresh ground black pepper , to taste

  13. 2.46-3.69 ml salt or 2.46-3.69 ml seasoning salt , to taste

  14. 10 leaf fresh sage , minced,divided plus

  15. 3 leaf fresh sage , for garnish,left whole

  16. 236 1/29 ml zucchini , thinly sliced,

  17. 473.18 ml raw sweet potato , peeled,shredded,

  18. 1 medium

  19. 14.79 ml extra virgin olive oil

  20. 9.85 ml unsalted butter

  21. 3-4 clove garlic , minced

  22. 236 1/29 ml cooked bulk turkey sausage , drained well,crumbled

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Pour chicken broth into a glass measure, adding enough cold water to make 2 cups, then pour into a rice cooker along with brown rice and stir; cook in rice cooker according to manufacturer’s directions, about 40 minutes.

  2. While rice is steaming in the rice cooker, you can get started on the veggies and the sausage.

  3. If you have not already done so, cook sausage, drain, and set aside to cool.

  4. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat, then add oil and butter.

  5. When butter has melted, add sliced zucchini and shredded raw potato, and about ½ tsp salt, a few grinds of black pepper, and sauté until zucchini begins to soften, about 5 minutes.

  6. Add half of the minced sage leaves and the garlic and continue to sauté until the sweet potato starts to also soften and wilt slightly, about another 5 minutes, tasting and adding more salt and pepper if needed, no more than 1/2 tsp; set aside and let cool slightly in a mesh strainer set over a bowl, to catch juices.

  7. At this point, the rice should be almost ready.

  8. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  9. Once rice has cooked fully, allow it to cool slightly, then stir in ½ cup cheese, salt and pepper to taste, and the egg.

  10. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9” pie plate or 9" square glass casserole dish.

  11. Sprinkle cooked sausage over the top, then cover with the sautéed zucchini mixture (discarding the juices).

  12. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk,flour, the remaining minced sage leaves, and ½ cup shredded cheese and pour over the top.

  13. If desired, garnish with 3 additional whole sage leaves in the center of the pie (optional).

  14. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes, until filling is set.

  15. Let cool slightly before serving.


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