Overhead shot of a complete Swiss & Asparagus Rice Tart topped with asparagus halves and onion.

Swiss & Asparagus Rice Tart

Looking for a great and tasty way to utilize leftover rice? Look no further than this delicious Swiss & Asparagus Rice Tart!

  • Servings
  • Serving Size


Tart Base

  • 3 cups cooked us white rice
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Tart Toppings

  • 4 ounce onion, thinly sliced vertically
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed and broken into 2 inch pieces
  • 6 ounces swiss cheese slices
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Combine the base ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir gently until well blended.
  • Place the rice mixture in a 10-inch spring form pan liberally coated with cooking spray. Gently press down bottom and up sides, about ½ inch.
  • Bake 10 minutes or until rice mixture is just set. Place on wire rack and set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place the onions on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle 2 teaspoons of the oil over all and toss to coat. Arrange onions in a single layer. Bake 7-8 minutes or until edges are browned.
  • Remove from oven, stir in the asparagus and remaining 2 teaspoons oil, toss until well blended, spread asparagus onion mixture into a thin layer, and bake 5-6 minutes or until asparagus is tender crisp.
  • Top rice crust with the Swiss cheese, overlapping slices slightly. Arrange the asparagus onion mixture on top. Sprinkle evenly with ½ teaspoon. salt and black pepper.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts.
  • Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing sides of pan. Slide a flat spatula or butcher knife under crust to remove from base of pan and slide onto cutting board. Cut each into 4-6 wedges.

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving 300g
  • Calories 420
  • Total Fat 19g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 95mg
  • Sodium 760mg
  • Carbohydrates 42g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 21g