Rice Cake Pizza

I got a great idea from the back of nutritionally-void Rice cake package the other day while searching through the pantry at my parents house.  The concept was making mini pizzas using rice cakes.  I thought this was genius, however, besides being low-calorie, rice cakes are made with white rice and are pretty much devoid of any nutrient-rich ingredients.  This being said, the idea still seemed like something that would be really good.  It looked like it would provide a nice crisp crust, which is somewhere where my pizzas usually fail because of all the toppings I pile on. 

So I went to the store on mission: I figured if there were regular rice cakes, somebody must make brown rice cakes, right?  Nope.  So I took it upon myself to make my own with left over brown rice that I had.  The problem is, I don’t know what actually makes the rice stay together and crisp like that.  I formed the rice into small tortilla size rounds and baked them in the oven for about 10 minutes.  I then took them out and topped them the according ingredients: 

  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Spices
  • Onions
  • Mushrooms
  • Cheese
  • Chicken Breast

 

Here was the fall out:

Rice patties

After baking

Sauce, cheddar, and chicken

 As you can see, not all the chicken fit.  Surprise.

Baked

These actually came out really well!  The rice took on a nice crisp.  It was not quite the same as the packaged rice cakes, though (but full on healthy nutrition!)  What I didn’t think about was how I would actually eat them, since I they were a litte bit too crumbly to just pick up.  I just used a knife and fork and the came out great (it’s not like the flavor changed because I coulnd’t pick it up!)

In other good news, look at this amazing gift I got for Christmas…

I got a Crockpot!!

Yeahhhh Playa!

This present was good for all of us- I can use it to make food to eat, and yall can see me try out a larger variety of recipes!  But, I mean, it’s not like all I eat is chicken, sweet potatoes, and some form of pizza….right?

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2 thoughts on “Rice Cake Pizza

    • Thanks! I think if I had maybe mixed an egg white in with the rice then it would have achieved the crispiness I was going for. I’ll let you know when I perfect it!

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