Gluten Free Pizza with a Rice Base #SundaySupper

Gluten Free Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

I’m so happy to be back with my Sunday Supper crew this week. I’ve been absent for about 3 or 4 weeks now. So I was thrilled to be able to participate and join my peeps this week.

Our theme this week is “free for all” which had us pick dishes that were free from something specific to our diets. I thought this was a cool idea. While I’m not eating completely gluten-free, I do dabble with recipes. I’m gluten sensitive but don’t have celiac. I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome which flares up on occasion, usually when I’m trying to do some travelling or get to see a flick. Never fails I swear.

When I think of going gluten-free completely I get wickedly bummed thinking I’d have to give up pizza. It’s so cool to know that’s not necessary. You can still eat pizza when you follow a GF diet. There’s GF flours on the market now. I’m hoping to pick up some flour next time I shop state-side. In the meantime I thought I’d whip up a rice crust pizza. I always have leftover rice in the house. I make stir fry quite often so when I do I always make extra rice. That way I have leftover rice for dishes like this. You can use any GF rice you have in the house. Most are, but make sure yours doesn’t contain anything that breaks the rules before you make this.

It’s simple to make and tastes great. A nice, healthy GF option for people. I hope you enjoy it.

Gluten Free Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

Gluten Free Pizza with a Rice Base
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A simple Gluten Free Pizza using a rice based crust.
Serves: 4 mini pizzas
For the Base:
  • 3 cups cooked rice (make sure it's gluten free)
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup shredded cheese, like mozzarella
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Toppings:
  • ¼ cup Pizza Sauce (ensure it's gluten free)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Optional Toppings:
  • ¼ cup green peppers
  • ¼ red onions, sliced thinly
  • ¼ cup white onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced thinly
  • Parsley to taste
For the Base:
  1. Heat up your leftover rice, you need 3 cups.
  2. In a large bowl mix your rice, eggs, butter, shredded cheese, salt and pepper. Mix well until it comes together into a smooth mixture.
  3. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Scoop the mixture into 4 piles on the cookie sheet. Use a spoon (or your hands) to shape the piles into circles of equal size, and width. Make sure you press it together tightly. Smooth the edges.
  5. Place in a preheated 450 degree oven and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.
Putting it all together:
  1. Remove the crusts from the oven.
  2. Top them with the sauce.
  3. Top with cheese.
  4. Top with whatever optional toppings you desire. I did one with plain cheese. One with only green peppers. One with red and white onions and garlic. And one with everything.
  5. Place back in the oven for another 5 to 7 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and place on plates.
  7. Serve with a big old GF smile!
You can totally mix up the type of rice.

You can sub in goat cheese.

Mix it up and play!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 to 2 pizzas

Gluten Free Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic


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Gluten Free Pizza by Cravings of a Lunatic

Hope you enjoyed our Free For All Sunday Supper. I had a blast jumping back in with my Sunday Supper crew. Such a great group of people.

Have a great Sunday and see you soon!

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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  1. says

    This looks fab! KInd of a like a more saucy and interesting arancini. I do the cauliflower-almond crust thing but never tried pizza with a rice base, and it sounds great. Saw this via Lynne Knowlton’s RT

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks Kellie. I just love trying new things so this was fun. I’ve done them before with wild rice rice and they turned out great then too. Love Lynne, she’s so amazing!

  2. says

    I definitely would enjoy this sunday more if this was in front of me 😉
    Lucky this is a long weekend for us Aussies 😀


    • Kim Beaulieu says

      Thanks Paula. It’s such a cool pizza. Something a little different and unique. Perfect for week night dinners when I’m trying to behave myself.

  3. says

    I’d like to place an order please. I want spinach, onion, tomato, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. You do deliver to Georgia, right?

  4. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

    I love this idea of rice for the crust! I’ve seen many with cauliflower lately, but I’m allergic…. I know! So, this is a perfect! Thanks for the great recipe and inspiration.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      It’s a cool way to cut calories and go GF for sure. I also do those cauliflower ones too. I think you are the first person I’ve met with a cauliflower allergy. Very unusual but I have weird ones too so I can relate. Hope you get a chance to try it and that you love it.

  5. says

    We are so glad to have you back too Kim! It has been ages.
    And that’s how you celebrate your come back with a brilliant pizza base recipe. Now that’s one of the smartest recipes ever, not only because it’s gluten free but just the idea of using sticky rice is something I hadn’t thought of. Yeah the hardest part would for sure be the pizza but thanks to your recipe we are save in any case! Enjoy your Sunday.

  6. says

    I’d use my hands to shape the crusts – so much easier! Besides, who’d ever know? (Well I guess everyone now, because of course everyone reads your blog, and I just opened my big mouth!) Good stuff – thanks.

  7. says

    Kim – what a fantastic recipe that is certainly appreciated by all the gluten free chefs. It looks so delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  8. says

    I usually buy gluten-free bases when I want pizza, but this looks so good, I am definitely going to try it! Thank you!

  9. says

    I’d eat shoe leather topped with melted cheese, but your rice crust sounds like a fantastic gluten free alternative to the traditional version. Gooey and delish!

  10. says

    Ok, I seen cauliflower crust pizza but never a rice crust. This is ingenious !! Love it. Huge fan of rice so this will work great for me. I eat GF too most times since I find I do better GF.

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      You can slice it. If you’ve packed it up tight you could likely pick it up. We forked it. But when I lifted it up with the spatula to plate them I was actually surprised it didn’t bend or break away at all. I think the cheese in the crust helps and pre=baking them. They held up really nice. I’m not sure how they would fare if you tried to pick it up and eat it like a slice though. It would probably start to come apart at some point. I’ll have to try next time I make them.

  11. says

    As you know, I have tried many gluten-free pizza bases – most quite successfully – but I have never tried a rice one so I am keen to give it a go. As long as it stays together in slices, I will be a happy camper.

  12. Didem says

    Hi, this is a fantastic pizza. I want to try it but I have an egg allergy and I do not have a egg replacer. What do you suggest?

    • Kim Beaulieu says

      That’s a shame about the egg allergy. You could try using extra cheese as a binder. Maybe melt it slightly so it holds together. I would use grated parm or moz, or perhaps goat cheese since it’s texture is great for things like this.

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