Wild Rice Pizza for Burwell Vintage Recipe Swap

Hi folks. I have to say I am really enjoying being part of the Vintage Recipe Swap. Christianna of Burwell General Store uses vintage cookbooks and every month she chooses one recipe for the group to adapt. There about 30 of us right now and some changes are coming to the swap. I have to admit to being really excited to see what’s in store for us next. It is so rewarding to take a recipe and turn it on it’s head, make it something else. Some months it’s easy, some months it’s hard. This month’s recipe was an intriguing one. We were to take a wild rice dressing and make it something else. I went around and around trying to think of something unique. Should I do this, what if I did that? Then it came like a bolt of lightning. Pizza. It’s where my mind always goes. I had done a pizza with a previous recipe so I really did not want to do it another time. But the pull was too great. The last one was a dessert, so I figured a savory was acceptable. Then I’ll never be able to adapt another into pizza again. Yikes, there’s some pressure. Am I up to the challenge? Of course I am, I love playing with food. Just consider me 5 years old and always in trouble at the table. It’s who I am.

Once I made the decision to make pizza it became how and what to use. I had done a rice pizza eons ago when I was on a health kick. Seems like a lifetime ago. I had no recollection of how I did it or what kind of rice I used. I wanted to do a Hawaiian pizza as Hawaii has been playing on my mind lately. I figured ham would be kind of a bad choice with rice though. So I did just straight up pineapple on it. I was lucky I had any left. Once I chopped open a fresh pineapple I could not stop eating it. I must have eaten half a pineapple while making the pizza. Lucky for me pineapple is good for you. Addictive but healthy.

I think if you are a healthy eater this will appeal to you big time. It’s a bit outside the box, pizza but a healthy spin to it. I cannot do whole wheat flour so this is a good way to make it healthy without having to use that. My son who usually likes anything did not care for it. Not sure if that’s a bad sign or not. Hubs thought it was good. I thought it was okay. I’ll be honest, I’d rather have normal crust. But then I’d also love the world to be drizzled in chocolate so there you go.


Wild Rice Pizza for Burwell Vintage Recipe Swap
Recipe type: Pizza, Main Course
  • 3 cups cooked wild rice blend
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¾ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 and ½ cups shredded mozzarella ( I like the new pizza mozzarella's on the market, they melt perfectly)
  • ¾ cup chopped fresh pineapple
  1. Cook up your wild rice first. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Add some salt. Toss in 3 cups of rice and let boil for a few minutes. Turn down to a simmer and cook for about 40 to 50 minutes. Fluff with a fork and simmer about 3 to 5 more minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  3. Add beaten eggs and butter to the rice and mix well.
  4. Press the mixture into a pizza pan that you have already sprayed with non stick spray or lined with parchment.
  5. Spread your pizza sauce over top the rice.
  6. Sprinkle with the mozzarella cheese.
  7. Top with chopped pineapple.
  8. Place the pizza in the oven on middle rack and cook for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  9. Remove, cut and serve with a smile.


Original Recipe

If you are looking for a healthy alternative to pizza dough this is for you. Well except for all that mozzarella cheese slathered all over it. Whatever. Food police! Pfftt!

If you want to learn more about the vintage recipe swap hear on over to Burwell General Store. Please check out my fellow swappers and enjoy their creative and lovely recipes. See you next month when the next challenge will be the anti-pizza.

Toodles and smoochies. xx

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  1. Marina says

    My "healthy" alternative is a real dough pizza, and I've tried probably all kinds of crusts. You know how I am all about healthy eating, non-GMO ingredients, no pesticides, etc., an everything. But when it comes to substituting ingredients I am the old fashion way: how was it made like forever? If it calls for butter and eggs, I am not going to use flax seeds whatever. This idea of vintage swap is great: it's like a scientific experiments in the kitchen! I would try this pizza with pineapples on the side… (Don't kick me, please…) :)

  2. Kim Bee says

    Lol, I tend to like just a plain white dough. But I can't do any whole wheat or most alternative flours to white so it can be hard to do the healthy thing. No kicking here. I love the fact that cooking and eating is so diverse. The possibilities are endless depending on taste and dietary needs. It's so cool to hear how other people would alter a recipe.

  3. The Cozy Herbivore says

    Wow, how original! And of course I couldn't argue with you about the cheese… it totally makes everything better.

  4. Burwell General Store says

    HAhha! Love this! I never, ever would of thought to turn the original recipe into a pizza! Glad you had fun with this, and as always, it's great to see your creations in the recipe swap!

  5. Shari says

    Such a great twist on the recipe swap. I love a good pizza and I think this is just amazing. Such an interesting post!

  6. Anna @ hiddenponies says

    Great idea! I would have to leave the pineapple far, far away but I love the idea of wild rice in a pizza!

  7. Choc Chip Uru says

    Never even heard of rice in pizza but I wish I had because obviously I have missed out – looks scrumptious 😀

    Choc CHip Uru

  8. Alyssa says

    Love this! I think my daughter would love this too. The child can't stop eating rice. Great way to adapt the original recipe

  9. Toni @ Boulder Locavore says

    Kim I'm so intrigued by your recipe! First I agree fully on your opening comments with regard to the swap. Some months I feel I know instantly what to make, others I'm completely at a loss until really thinking about it!

    Being gluten free I only eat rice crust pizzas when buying them at the store. I make my own crust as well from flours (non gluten). This sounds like a really great way to to make pizza and I'm sure you can change up the 'crust' with all sorts of grains. Really cool!

  10. firefoodie says

    Never thought I'd see the words wild rice and pizza in the same sentence! looks mighty tasty, could you actually pick it up?? A :)

  11. Tya @ Note Etc. says

    Awww….! rice Pizza…. this one is must try recipe from you, I eat rice everyday and never eat it with cheese, but it looks super delicious


  12. Lana says

    I have never even heard of a rice pizza, let alone attempted to make it! After reading your post I have to admit that I am very intrigued. I wonder what my girls would think of it (they are both very adventurous eaters).
    Very creative, Kim!

  13. Kim Bee says

    My mind always seems to go to pizza. I can't help myself. Glad you liked it Christianna. Look forward to the next adventure. I am having a blast.

  14. Kim Bee says

    Lol, I was leaning towards veggies due to the wild rice but the hawaiian pull was too great to resist. Thanks so much.

  15. Kim Bee says

    Lol, it is a bit out there. You can also use cauliflower as a pizza base. And cookies. Chocolate chip even. There's one on my blog back in December I did for one for one these challenges. You'd love it.

  16. Kim Bee says

    I love rice. I do have to be careful with the brown and brown blends though due to the IBS. Let me know if you try this for her.xx

  17. Jennifer says

    What a great idea! I never would have thought about using wild rice instead of pizza dough. Can't wait to try it.

  18. Kim Bee says

    I find I have to be "in the mood" to cook to go at these challenges. If I try on an off day it is not going to be a good one. Lol. Glad I am not the only one who rollercoasters with inspiration some days.

    I am gluten sensitive but really have yet to delve too deep into research. I have wicked IBS and find whole wheat flour kills me. I tend to avoid anything using it. On occasion I give in and use something in the same family and usually pay the price for it. I love that you are gluten free yet you cook like an angel. It's very inspiring.

    And thanks.xx

  19. Kim Bee says

    With the two eggs in it we could. I think had I have used one we couldn't. I always eat pizza with a knife and fork myself though. It's a habit from my braces years. And thank you. It's a pretty out there idea. I used to make them more often when I was working out and watching my diet more.

  20. Kim Bee says

    Thanks so much. I remember doing them with white rice too and using lots of veggies on top. Let me know how it turns out.

  21. Kim Bee says

    Thanks Julia. I had Hawaii on the brain this weekend so just was a natural progression. I must have eaten half a pineapple all by myself while making this. Lol!

  22. Cucina49 says

    It wouldn't have occurred to me to use rice, much less wild rice, for pizza crust. I love it! This looks just fantastic.

  23. Kim Bee says

    You must try it out. Half of us liked it, half didn't. I used to do it more with basmati in the past. But this was a cool experiment.

  24. laurarees says

    And yum. I'll have to try this one soon. Seems like it'd make a good lunch to take to work. Pizza is always good reheated, right?

  25. Rachel says

    woohoo pizza! my mind goes there a lot too…but I've never heard of rice pizza! This looks like exactly the kind of thing I'd make some weeknight when I can't decide whether I want rice or…pizza. Brilliant swap!

  26. Sandra M. says

    Oh wowwww..what a great idea! Now you got me craving some of your delicious looking wild rice pizza! Awesome job sweetie!!! Buzz ya!

  27. Alli Shircliff says

    That is so great that you always default to pizza…I do too! My best friends are always joking with me that that is all that I want when I go to restaurant. What a great idea to make a crust out of wild rice!

  28. Kim Bee says

    Thanks so much. It was a bit out there but it's nice to experiment from time to time. I was kind of shocked my son did not like it. He's usually pretty adventurous.

  29. Kim Bee says

    I am so glad I am not the only pizza crazy person out there. We must eat it at least three times a week. And my daughter works at a pizza place. It's pizza overload but I love it.

  30. Kim Bee says

    Thanks so much. It is pretty different. Two of us liked it and two did not. So it's a gamble but some of the best recipes get discovered taking a chance. I am trying so hard to improve my photography. It's a huge challenge but I am having fun.

  31. Lacy @ NYCityEats says

    Oohh I think this sounds great with wild rice! What a cool idea, I've never seen this before. I usually don't go for pineapple with my pizza but since you mentioned it I'm really craving pineapple over here! Looks yummy!


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