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. 1
    Torviewtoronto says:

    looks wonderful lovely meal

  2. 2

    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…) :)

  3. 3

    Thanks so much.

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    Anything Pizza is great in my book! And your wild rice pizza looks even greater!

  6. 6
    The Cozy Herbivore says:

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

  7. 7
    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!

  8. 8

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

  9. 9
    Camilla ~ Caffay Way says:

    This is a great idea and playing with food is the best – great addition to the swap!

  10. 10
    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!

  11. 11
    Choc Chip Uru says:

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

    Choc CHip Uru

  12. 12

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

  13. 13
    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!

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    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 :)

  15. 15
    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


  16. 16

    This is an interesting twist on my favorite treat. Rice crust, that's a great idea Kim. I'm going for it.

  17. 17

    I love your take on the recipe!!! And pineapple is one of my favorite pizza toppings!

  18. 18

    Wow, now this looks fantastic. Love the crust twist, and look at that cheese goo :) Yum!

  19. 19

    Wild rice pizza, this is so darn creative, Kim!

  20. 20

    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!

  21. 21

    Thank you so much!

  22. 22

    Thanks! Cheese rocks!

  23. 23

    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.

  24. 24

    Thank you so much. I really had fun with this one.

  25. 25

    Thank you so much. I could cook all day every day and never get bored.

  26. 26

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

  27. 27

    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.

  28. 28

    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

  29. 29

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

  30. 30

    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

  31. 31

    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.

  32. 32

    Thanks so much. Let me know how it turns out. Some of us liked it and some did not.

  33. 33

    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.

  34. 34

    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!

  35. 35

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

  36. 36

    Thanks Kiri. You are so sweet.

  37. 37

    Thanks Carolyn. I had a blast with this one.

  38. 38

    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.

  39. 39

    Thanks so much. Hope you like it.

  40. 40

    Thank you. It is an old fave from my workout/health nut days. Possibilities are endless.

  41. 41

    Everyone loves pizza – this is a great idea!

  42. 42
    Jenn Kendall says:

    this is so creative! love it!

  43. 43

    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?

  44. 44

    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!

  45. 45
    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!

  46. 46

    Oh, I love this. What a great twist on the recipe! How fun.

  47. 47
    Deeps @ Naughty Curry says:

    this is so new & different! looks lovely

  48. 48
    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!

  49. 49
    Buttercream Blondie says:

    I love this Kim! Wild rice pizza is so creative & it sounds so good!

  50. 50

    How creative Kim! That looks absolutely delicious! And I love that you added pineapple too!

  51. 51
    Cooking Rookie says:

    Such a neat idea! I am so curious to try! Beautiful shots too :-)

  52. 52

    Thanks. This was oodles of fun.

  53. 53

    Thank you so much.

  54. 54

    Pizza is awesome reheated. Glad you like this one.

  55. 55

    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.

  56. 56

    Thanks so much Sandra. Thinking about you today.xx

  57. 57

    Thanks Mary. I really enjoyed this swap. It is such a riot playing with recipes.

  58. 58

    Thanks so much. It was tons of fun to make.

  59. 59

    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.

  60. 60

    Thanks so much. I haven't had it in years.

  61. 61

    Thanks so much, I really had a ton of fun with this recipe. Can't wait for the next one.

  62. 62

    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.

  63. 63

    I'd like the world to be drizzled in chocolate also!

  64. 64
    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!

  65. 65
    thedustybaker.com says:

    I absolutely adore the look of this. Mouth is literally watering.

  66. 66
    Jacqueline - The Dusty Baker says:

    Mouth is watering. Yep, watering. This look soooo delicious!

  67. 67

    I am so happy I am not the only one!

  68. 68

    Pineapple is addictive. Once I start eating it I can't stop. This pizza is really good with peppers too.

  69. 69

    Aw, thanks so much! It was wicked good.


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