This is super fancy schmancy. It is totally company worthy because it calls for amazing ingredients and looks fantastic. The colors are so beautiful together, your eyes will eat it before your mouth does! It works as a great main vegetarian entree, or it can be made as a side dish. I made it to accompany stuffed chicken breasts (check back soon for the recipe :p).
-3 cups cooked rice (about 1.5 uncooked)
-1 3/4 cups shredded parmesan cheese
-1/2 cup prepared pesto
-4 ounces crumbled goat cheese (feta is a good substitute)
-1 10 ounce jar roasted red pepper, drained, patted dry and chopped
-Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray an 8 inch springform pan (I'm sure it will work with the regular 9 inch) with cooking spray.
-Mix rice with 1 1/2 cups of the parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
-Layer half of rice on the bottom of the springform pan. Spread half of the pesto, sprinkle with half of the goat cheese, then top with half of the roasted peppers.
-Repeat layers. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup of paremesan cheese.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until cheese is melted.