Puffed rice: properties, uses and recipes

Puffed rice you get pre heating the round beans of refined or brown rice, at temperatures up to 400 ° C.

In this way the beans swell and "explode", increasing in volume and becoming light.

It is a product that is widely used commercially, both for human nutrition - in the form of biscuits, rice for breakfast, snacks - and for animal nutrition, feeding dear dog friends, above all.


Puffed rice: properties and 3 recipes

The rice, even in its blown and natural version, it is a good one source of carbohydrates, But also mineral salts, in particular zinc, selenium, magnesium and potassium.

3 tablespoons of puffed rice provide approximately 150 kcal; it can be a versatile ingredient for delicious recipes, here are some:


Puffed rice bars

> 200 g natural puffed rice,
> 80 grams of honey,
> a couple of tablespoons of dark chocolate flakes.

Preparation: pour into a pan with non-stick paper, leveling with a spatula. Cook in a hot oven for about 15 minutes, remove from the oven, allow to cool and cut the bars to the desired size.

Puffed rice and white chocolate muffins

> a jar of whole yogurt,
> an egg,
> 150 grams of whole cane sugar,
> 300 grams of type 1 flour,
> a sachet of brewer's yeast,
> one of vanillin,
> 3 tablespoons of milk,
> 5 tablespoons of puffed rice,
> 100 grams of grated white chocolate.

Preparation: with an electric mixer work the yogurt with the sugar, the egg, the vanilla and the milk; then add the sifted flour and baking powder, then the puffed rice and the chocolate.

Fill the muffin molds, bake at 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing the muffins from the molds.


Puffed rice balls and zucchini

> a finely chopped onion,
> a small grated courgette,
> a couple of eggs,
> parmesan,
> 150 grams of puffed rice,
> sale,
> pepe,
> fresh mint

Preparation: chop the onions and add the courgette, then add the eggs, salt and pepper and finally mix with the puffed rice. Leave to rest for half an hour in the fridge, then remove and form the meatballs. Bake in a preheated oven at 175 ° C for about 15 minutes, sprinkling with a little oil and turning the meatballs once. Serve piping hot.


Puffed rice, where is it and how much it costs

It is a product light and easily digestible, that you can abuy both online and in specialized or organic shops, refined or integral, and now and more and more frequently also in supermarkets, beyond sweetened products for breakfast.

The cost of a 300 gram bag can range from 2 to 3 euros and more if it is an organic product.


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To learn more:

> Calories from rice



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