What do you get when you cross a rice cake with ricotta, blueberries and lemon? Sweet snack time perfection! In this post, learn how to make this easy 5-minute snack idea with help from step-by-step photos and kitchen tips.
Have you ever thought of rice cakes as a bit bland and boring? Think again.
This easy, speedy recipe transforms the humble OG snack base with a cloud of creamy honey ricotta, juicy blueberries and a showering of lemon zest. ‘Tis rice cake perfection. The belle of the rice cake ball. The Cinderella of rice cakes.
Whip one (or two!) up in minutes and enjoy as a nutritious snack idea. I promise your tastebuds will be very happy.
Lemon lovers – to prevent food waste, here are ideas for your leftover lemon juice: squeeze to flavour water, make lemony ice cubes, add to a curry to brighten or whisk with EVOO for a speedy salad dressing🍋.
Here are tips and tricks to grow your kitchen skills, while improving the final outcome of this dish:
These are best enjoyed fresh. Once you load moist toppings onto a crisp rice cake it starts to soften. However, if made in advance, simply store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy within a day.
Serving size wise, while the recipe is for one loaded rice cake, you may find that two (or more) a more suitable snack size for your energy needs and appetite.
Why pair a protein or fat-rich food, like ricotta, overtop of a rice cake? Three reasons: satiety, nutrient diversity and pleasure.
Adding protein or fat-rich foods (e.g. cheese, tuna, egg, nut butter, hummus, avocado) over the top of a carbohydrate-rich rice cake will create a more satisfying snack, leaving you full for longer. It’ll also bring more nutrient diversity into the mix, helping your body receive a wider array of nutrients needed to function and thrive. Lastly, rice cakes are wildly bland on their own – a topping will enhance taste (and texture!) creating a far more enjoyable snack to eat. Remember: nourish and tempt.
Thanks for reading! Do you dig a ricotta and fruit combo? Check out this whipped lemon ricotta tart with fruit🍋
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