Pizza Rice

Published by Bonnie on

I stumbled upon this pizza rice creation one evening when the original plan was to have homemade pizza, but I had failed to make the pizza dough ahead of time.  And I didn’t have an extra 2 hours at that point.  My kids were hungry!

So, upon further examination of all the ingredients that I had, I thought, “hey! I can serve this over rice instead!”

I’m sure I’m not the first person to have thought of this, but I’d at least like to think so for a while. 🙂  The impromptu meal turned out fabulous and was a big hit with the kids!  Since that time, I have made it again…quite intentionally.

Pizza rice is a great gluten-free pizza alternative and great for “pizza in a pinch,” when you don’t have time to put together that amazing crust.

pizza rice ingredients

Pizza Rice is quick and easy to make with just two burners on your stove top.

Pizza Rice

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Bonnie Hershey



  • Chop up your pizza ingredients and set aside in a bowl. (We used bell pepper and mushrooms, but it can be whatever you like.)
  • Put brown rice and 3 cups of water in a saucepan. Heat to boiling. Turn heat down to medium and simmer, covered, until all water has been absorbed.
  • While rice is cooking, prepare the Simply Amazing Pizza Sauce according to directions. When you add in the tomatoes, add in your other pizza ingredients.
  • Simmer sauce on stove until the rice is done.
  • Serve the rice and sauce, top with mozzarella cheese, and gobble up!


If you have a family that likes different types of toppings, you can prepare the sauce separate from the toppings. I would just place your chopped toppings on a large rimmed cookie sheet or broiling pan. Then roast in a 400-degree oven until warmed or tender, about 15 minutes. Place the toppings on the table and allow your family to choose what they want on their "pizza!"




Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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