Simple, quick and amazingly delicious. I have been making these for years and I can’t get enough of them. I often find myself going 3 or 4 weeks without making them; I make a batch; and then I think – Why am I not making these everyday?!
These Goodness Rice Cakes are crunchy, salty and just Darn Good! They go perfect with a sandwich, soup or just by themselves. Put them in little baggies and you have the perfect lunch or road trip snack for the kiddies. We all love the guilty pleasure snacks come from the fryer. Once you start making these, you may not purchase another bag of Ruffles or Frito’s again.
I’m starting to drool thinking about them…so let’s make the Goodness.
You’ll need a bag of rice cakes, of course,…
and an empty plastic grocery bag.
Gently break up the rice cakes into the plastic bag. Hold a couple rice cakes in your hand and press softly in center of cakes with your thumbs. This should break up the cakes into about 3 to 4 pieces each.
Now the stuff of Goodness, the seasoning mix
- 2 tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tsp Modern’s Spike (please do not substitute sea salt, the Spike is a must have for the Goodness)
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Use your fingers and mix the seasonings together. This breaks down the yeast flakes into powder which will spread better on your rice cakes.
The seasoning mix is all mixed. Let’s combine everything together.
Drizzle 1/3 cup of Olive Oil over the broken rice cakes. Make sure to use a good quality Olive Oil, not the cheap stuff. I prefer Middle Eastern (preferably Lebanese) Olive Oil over Italian. It has a more delicate and fresher taste without that briny olive punch I seem to get from the Italian varieties.
Twist bag, sealing top and shake to distribute the olive oil.
Don’t be scarred, shake it good…
Give the cakes a little massage, spread that olivey goodness around…show the cakes you love them.
Now that the love-fest is over, open the bag and sprinkle in the Goodness mix, and…
start another love-fest…shake, mix and massage.
Dump into a bowl for movie night…
or bag up for a school lunch snack.
Ladies and Gentlemen…that’s plain Goodness!!
Now that’s good eatin’!
Nahum St. Martin