June 7th, 2010

Accidentally Awesome Rice Breakfast

I made a fruit tray for Memorial Day and made a dip with soy yogurt, warming spices, orange zest and maple syrup. There was a ton of dip left over so I decided to make a rice salad with it. I dug out a recipe I had used before and lucky for me, most of the ingredients for the salad were in the dip and included apples, which I had left over from the fruit tray. The next moring I found to
my surprise and chagrin that the rice had absorbed most of the soy yogurt that I had used to dress the salad, so the entire dish was very dry and unappetizing.

I remembered a dish my Mom made as kid that she called rice pudding, but really all it was is rice with raisins,
cinnamon and sugar with milk poured over it. I hated but I was thinking I might be able to make something similar with the dried out rice salad. I added raisins, walnuts, maple syrup and as a final touch I poured soy milk all over it.

Voila! One hella delicious breakfast.



This is delicious cold and so a delightful breakfast on a hot summer day.

I don't have a name for my new dish but I'm open to suggestion.

Vegan Rice Krispie Treats

I'm sure a lot of people on here have made or eaten some version of a vegan rice krispie treat but I recently experimented and came up with something really interesting and delicious and I'm wondering if anyone on here has ever tried it.

Basically, instead of using marshmallow, I substituted with mochi which is surprisingly gelatin-free. It came out really great and I added some vanilla extract and sugar to sweeten it up.

It was kind of an accidental idea. I work at a frozen yogurt shop and we got a bad batch of mochi (it was melted) and the first thing I thought of was rice krispie treats and voila!

So, has anyone else tried this? If not, I hope someone else will experience the greatness I have found.

Basic recipe is as follows:

3/4 cups vegan margarine
1 case of mochi
vanilla extract (optional, to taste)
sugar (optional, to taste)
4 cups of rice krispies

heat and melt margarine with mochi, vanilla extract, and sugar. Then simply mix in with the krispies and use a "buttered" spatula to spread on to a pan. I let mine sit in the fridge for a bit so it wouldnt be too chewy.