Did you catch my post about the chicken avocado brown rice cake? Well, if you didn’t, you should really check it out! I’m a sucker for simple snacks. I try really hard to stay away from prepackaged stuff as much as I can because I know it is not the best option for me. But, what is the best option for me (besides a piece of fruit or some vegetables) when I need something quick and don’t want raw foods? The whole food thing boggles my mind. Eat this. Not that. With my medical issues I know I should stick to thinks that work for me, not against me.
So, I have been experimenting with this brown rice cakes. Many moons ago when I did Weight Watchers (and lost 50lbs which I have gained back ugh) I used to keep flavored rice and popcorn cakes on hand for easy snacks. Well, those are high in sodium and will spike the glycemic index. So, I was thrilled when I spotted these plain brown rice cakes at Big Lots for $1. They are a little thinner than the brand name flavor cakes, but they seem to be working out well for me.
This recipe is super simple. It’s just the chicken from the chicken avocado snacks topped with sriracha sauce. I paired this with some snap peas, an apple and some string cheese.
Oh, and a pickle.
Have you created any rice or popcorn cake snacks? What is your favorite?
Ora Lee Gurr says
A slim, rather than thick, brown rice cake seems like a nice base for a snack. I’ll check the Big Lots in Reno next time I drive in and see if they’re on the shelf. I liked the chicken avocado recipe.
Debbie L. says
These sound interesting. I have never used a rice cake as a base for chicken. Great way to save on calories…I will give it a try.
I love chopping up cornichones and tossing them into chicken salad. I like the crisp bite and little tartness it gives. My husband though would be the sriracha fan in the house!
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
It’s been a long time since I’ve eaten rice cakes and I really like them as a base for a snack like this. I think the texture and crunch go a long way to create satisfaction. Love the Chicken and Sriracha combo too!
Debbie Denny says
I love putting good toppings on rice cakes. This looks fabulous.
Catherine S says
This sounds like a good lunch. I have never had rice cakes, but I would like to try them.
Laura Gregory says
Always love a chance to try new foods. This one I have not heard of.
I love putting things on top of rice cakes! It’s such a simple snack or light lunch and it’s pretty tasty and healthy too.
Isabella Grey says
Neat little snack idea! I don’t eat much cold chicken, but this looks yummy enough to give it a try.
Jennifer Pridemore says
I actually don’t think I’ve ever had rice cakes before. Sriracha chicken ones sounds like they would be pretty good, though.
This sounds like a delicious meal idea, yummy! My first born loves siracha stuff!
Lisa Bristol says
I have never tried making anything with a rice cake before. This is such a delicious idea. I will have to try this for lunch.
I really like rice cakes. My family laughs at me, but they’re one of my favorite things to snack on.
Fariha N. says
I have always eaten rice cakes plain, but this is awesome. You had me at sriracha, I love it! These look really delicious and I will be trying them. No more plain rice cakes for me!