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Puffed rice cakes
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TypeSnack
Main ingredientsPuffed rice
Food energy
(per serving)
340 kcal (1424 kJ)

The puffed rice cake is a flat hard food made with puffed rice. Typically, it is eaten as a snack or used as a base for other ingredients.[1]

While it is low in nutrients, it is generally considered to be a low-calorie food, and is often consumed among dieters as a substitute for higher-calorie breads or other food items.[2]

Some rice cakes are flavored. Common flavorings include chicken, sweet chili, cheese, butter, chocolate, caramel, salt and vinegar, or apple cinnamon.

Most rice cakes are round, though square varieties are available.

Wor Bar

Traditionally, Wor Bar (Guoba in Mandarin, translates to "pot's burnt") refers to the slightly browned rice that is stuck to the bottom of clay pots, which, after caramelization, results in the rice being formed into a single piece and giving it a slightly burned flavor. It may be brewed into tea, or served as part of a main meal by pouring savory meat sauces over the heated puffed rice cake.

References

  1. ^ Houck, Brenna. "The Rise and Fall of the Quaker Rice Cake, America's One-Time Favorite Health Snack". Eater. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ Groves, Melissa. "Are rice cakes healthy? Nutrition, calories, and health effects". Healthline. Retrieved 10 August 2021.