RICE TARTS WITH CHRISTMASSY APPLE FILLING (GLUTEN-FREE)

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I’m really risking it here but I rarely back out when I once start something, I feel a bit like the wild boars that are digging into the fields around here, they never seem to give up. So please bear with me when I post two entries in a row for this month’s HotM– Holiday Food. This entry is not really meant as a recipe entry, it’s more of a suggestion to how you can make a low-fat, heart healthy and gluten-free tart or pie in a very easy way. I think I saw something like this in a magazine a billion years ago and it has been buzzing my brain since then, if I didn’t see it in a magazine I must have dreamt about it but that seems too good to be true. Anyway, one thing is sure in this world: nothing is new under the sun. I hope you too are contributing to the HotM, you can send your entries to Michelle until the 18th of November!
I choose to make a filling with apples and Christmassy spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom but you really can fill them with whatever you want, sweet or savoury. I tried both to bake them with the filling in the tarts and without it, adding the filling just before eating them but I recommend to bake the tartelettes with the filling because the rice absorbs some of the flavours in this way.

RICE TARTS WITH CHRISTMASSY APPLE FILLING (GLUTEN-FREE)

RICE TARTS WITH CHRISTMASSY APPLE FILLING (GLUTEN-FREE)
6 small but deep tarts

tarts:
100 ml /o.42 cup of white round grained sticky rice
1 egg white
1 tsp sugar (exclude this if you make a savoury tart)
1 pinch of salt

filling:
2-3 apples, peeled and cut into slices
Honey or sugar if you want that. Or some other type of sweetener like agave for example
1-2 tsp of mixed ground spices, my mix was of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and clove.
1-2 tblsp water

– Boil the rice together with sugar and salt until it’s soft.
– Drain it of water and mix rice and egg white well. Then you grease some small tart forms and press out the rice so that it makes a crust.
– While the rice is boiling you make your filling, in this case you cook apples, honey and spices until it’s all soft and mushy.
– Fill the tarts with the filling and bake them in 175°C/347°F for about 20 minutes. Here I think each and one of us needs to make some trial and error practice, the rice should be crisp but not too crisp because then it gets hard to chew.

RICE TARTS WITH CHRISTMASSY APPLE FILLING (GLUTEN-FREE)

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