About rice cakes Edit
Rice cakes, or puffed rice cake, are a type of food made with puffed rice. Typically, it is eaten as a healthy snack, although some also use it as a variant of Wor bar. In the commonly available commercial format, one rice cake provides around 30 to 40 calories (8 grams carbohydrate). However, brown rice cake is 70 calories, 16 grams carbohydrate.
Some rice cakes are flavored. Common flavorings include cheddar cheese, butter, and chocolate or peanut butter coatings.
Rice cakes are often made into sandwiches, especially when used by dieters as a substitute for higher-caloric bread. Common spreads include peanut butter, jelly/jam, or a combination thereof, or spreadable cheese.
The traditional rice cake is about 4-5 inches in diameter. Some manufacturers make mini rice cakes, suitable for snacking.