What To Do With Puffed Rice

I made a cereal bar recipe that called for puffed rice cereal (not rice krispies). It was very good, but it made a lot, so I won’t be making it again for a while. Meanwhile, I have a large box of puffed rice (minus 2 cups). It’s not very good “eating” — it just turns to mush when you put milk on it. SO — any ideas what I can do with the rest of the puffed rice? I’m thinking it is going to be stale by the time I make the cereal bars again.



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Comments

  1. Can you just bake it in the oven and let it crisp up like rice krispies & eat as cereal then?

  2. Makes a good munchie when you have the nibbles and don’t need more calories for the day. Like popcorn, you can season it up with whatever suits your fancy; i.e. a spray of butter spray and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

  3. place in the food processor and use as make-shift bread crumbs. We do this all the time with rice krispies, which can be a bit too crunchy as a bread crumb depending on the recipe, but puffed rice blended down is perfect for this.

  4. My Grammy used to use puffed rice for the rice krispy style treats but she’d mix in a bit of peanut butter for a different twist. I wonder if you could also use it for in meatloaf or meatball mixes to stretch the meat a bit? Perhaps a homemade stewed tomato recipe in place of the bread that goes in it? All else fails mix it with some birdseed and some peanut butter. Guarantee the critters in nature will like it. If you have a dog who has an upset tummy, mix it with the boiled chicken breast in place of white rice?? Maybe also try tossing the puffed rice w/same mixture you’d use to flavor homemade granola (brown sugar & what not) & then toast in oven. Soup thickener in place of crackers??

  5. When my children were young I used to make my own “Super Golden Crisp” with puffed wheat cereal. I’ll bet it would work with puffed rice as well.

    Place puffed wheat (rice) cereal in jellyroll pan and toast in 325° oven 6-8 minutes. Meanwhile, melt 1 stick butter or margarine and 1/2 cup honey in a very large pan. (If you like cinnamon you can add a healthy dash to this mixture). Add cereal to honey mixture and stir thoroughly to coat well. Return to pan and bake another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool thoroughly and store in an airtight container. (It may seem a little soggy while hot, but it will crisp up as it cools.)

  6. I am thinking if you crushed them they would make good breading for chicken or fish filets. You could season them a bit to make them less bland. Oregano, pepper flakes, garlic and/or onion salt, chili powder. Also think they might work as meat extenders in meatloaf or burgers.

  7. This is excellent: We make toasted cheerios, rice puffs, and wheat puffs. Heat margarine over medium high in a pan. Add cheerios, wheat puffs, and stir around until almost brown. Then add the rice puffs, because they brown quicker. Add more margarine a couple times during toasting. Then salt it all and it is the best snack!!!

  8. Adding M&M’s to the puffed rice makes a great snack. Fruit is also good except the puffed rice gets a little soggy.

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