All They’re Cracked Up to Be 2: Rice and Easy
It should come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog that I love cooking. However, I have a complicated relationship with recipes. I really, really try to follow them precisely the first time I try them. However, there is always that temptation to add a little of this or a little more of that. Yes, there are some failures. There are also major successes which are non-reproducible as I don’t usually keep notes of my adjustments. This is very difficult for Mr. Food It Yourself.
While looking for tasty snack recipes, I came across this awesome Instructable. http://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-Crackers/ It is not so much a recipe as guidelines for creating a customized home-made snack. There is nothing I do not like about that! I started with some brown short grain (sticky) rice, because that is what I had on hand. (Bonus points for not having to hit the supermarket for ingredients I don’t usually use.) It was a long and pleasantly messy process, but the ultimate results were wonderful! Here is a pictorial of the process. My advance apologies for the drab color scheme of the photos.
These crackers are terrific! The flavor options are vast. I’m already imagining other spice blends I could add: Old Bay seasoning, Madras curry, garam masala, pumpkin pie spice (yup, I’m that girl), flax seeds, Italian seasoning…I could go on, but you get the idea. Best of all, I only made one batch and I have a solid grasp on the basic recipe-one cup of cooked rice and half a teaspoon of salt. You really should give these a try! DIYeters thrive on homemade snacks, and these are super easy to tweak to your own liking.