Rice Cake Toppings: 20 Easy, Delicious Ways to Eat Rice Cakes That You Need to Try Right Now by Donna John
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If you think bland and blah when you hear "rice cakes," it's time to rethink the rice cake. Here are 20 out-of-the-box, creative ways to up the yummy factor for these misunderstood snacks.
- Strawberries, Cream Cheese and Arugula: Spread on a thin layer of cream cheese and top with fresh strawberries and arugula. The bitterness of the arugula complements the creaminess of the cheese and sweetness of the berries.
- Healthy Owls: Start by spreading a layer of peanut butter on the rice cake. Using round oat cereal, banana slices, blueberries, cheese and apple wedges, form a fun owl. What a healthy snack for kids!
- Rice Cakes and Jam: Top rice cakes with a scoop of your favorite jam, jelly or preserves. Try our homemade strawberry jelly!
- Peanut Butter and Banana: This classic combination makes a healthy snack or quick breakfast for busy school mornings.
- Rice Cake Open-face Sandwiches: Who needs bread? Top rice cakes with your favorite sandwich fillings for a light lunch or snack.
- Cream Cheese and Fresh Herbs: Mix chopped, fresh herbs into cream cheese. Spread on a rice cake and you’re good to go.
- Nutella Rice Cakes: That hazelnut spread we love so much is right at home spread on a crunchy rice cake.
- Banana, Nut Butter and Seeds: Sneak some added nutrition onto that rice cake by sprinkling peanut butter and bananas with sesame seeds – or try chia seeds, flax seeds or pumpkin seeds.
- Apple and Peanut Butter: Top nut butter with slices of fresh apple for a crunchy and protein-packed snack or breakfast.
- Blueberries and Nut Butter: Blueberries are a superfood and super for snacking. Try them on a rice cake with almond, cashew or peanut butter.
- Smoked Salmon Rice Cakes: Cream cheese and salmon are a classic combination, and feel right at home on top of a healthy rice cake. Add fresh basil or chives for freshness.
- Creamy Avocado: The creaminess of avocado loves all the cracks and crevices of a rice cake. Spread on a thin layer of cream cheese to make this snack even more decadent.
- Shrimp Salad: Up your rice cake game by topping them with shrimp, avocado, cucumber, cream cheese and green onion tops.
- Wine Platter Worthy: Serve rice cakes with fresh pear, grapes and drizzle with honey. Serve with a glass of wine and everyone will be happy.
- Caprese Rice Cakes: Layer slices of fresh tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, fresh basil and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Yes, please.
- Pesto Rice Cakes: Spread a luxurious layer of homemade pesto on rice cakes. Don’t have homemade pesto? There are some really good jarred pestos available.
- Radish Rice Cakes: Peppery radishes and cream cheese are the perfect pairing. Add a few grinds of fresh ground pepper.
- Ganache Them Up: Chef Gigi’s homemade ganache will take rice cakes to a new level.
- Tuna Cakes: Canned salmon is super healthy (don’t forget the calcium-rich bones!). Pile it high on a rice cake with sliced tomatoes or lettuce leaves.
- Fruit, Honey and Cheese: Crumble fresh mozzarella, feta or even cheese curds on a rice cake, then top with halved purple grapes and drizzle with honey. An amazing breakfast or snack – or with a glass of wine.
How do you rice cake?
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