Recipe

Vegetarian Dairy free green chili quiche recipe
Ingredients
1 onion, diced
2 tsp. olive oil

Grits/ Polenta Base:
1 cup rice milk
1 to 2 cups water*
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal (I use arrowhead mills)
1/2 (7-ounce) can ORTEGA Diced Green Chiles
6 ounces sweet corn
2 tbsp. fresh, chopped cilantro
oregano, smoked paprika, epazote (optional) to taste
1/4 tsp salt (or less, to taste)

Quiche Base:
4 eggs
1/2 cup rice milk
10 ounces sweet corn
1/2 (7-ounce) can Diced Green Chiles
salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper
oregano and any other herbs you like

Toppings:
A) Sundried Tomato Cilantro Pesto
1/2 cup sundried tomatoes (either reconstituted dried or in oil, rinsed)
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup almonds
no oil if using tomatoes in oil, otherwise small amounts to taste
sprinkle of salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

B) Slow Roasted baby tomatoes
Large handful of small tomatoes
olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh cilantro
salt, pepper

C) Fresh Cilantro in Olive oil
Enough sprigs of cilantro to decorate 12 muffin size quiche
olive oil
salt, pepper

Directions
Prepare a muffin tin with (or without) liners, greasing with spectrum shortening or your favorite dairy-free margarine if you are not using liners.

Sautee 1 diced onion in a nonstick pan in olive oil until translucent and remove from burner, reserving in two parts for base and quiche.

Polenta Base:
1. Combine rice milk, water, cornmeal in a large saucepan and heat until you get a gentle boil. Lower temperature slightly if needed and keep stirring for 10 minutes or longer until you get a nice thick consistency. Add corn, half of your sauteed onions, and chilies and cook a few minutes longer. Season with herbs and seasonings and remove from burner. Fill prepared muffin tins 1/4 to 1/3 with polenta and let cool until firm.

Quiche:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Puree eggs, 1 cup of corn, salt and pepper in a blender. Add remaining corn, chilies and sauteed onion to puree and mix well with a spoon. Season. Pour into muffin containers on top of the polenta base. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until center is almost set. Top with options a, b, or c and bake until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.

Topping Directions:
A) Sundried Tomato Almond Pesto
Combine ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Spread on top of quiche when half baked and return to oven.

OR
B) Slow Roasted grape tomatoes, halved, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh cilantro and roasted for an hour or two on 325. Garnish quiche when half baked and return to oven.

OR
C) Fresh cilantro leaves, drizzled with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and let steep until oil is infused. Garnish quiche when half baked and return to oven.

After done, cool COMPLETELY before removing from pan. Enjoy!

Notes
Made to accommodate complex allergies of friends at local GF potluck.

*Polenta note: I used 2 cups water, but the polenta was softer than I would have liked. I would experiment and try this with 1 cup water instead and add more as needed.