• Course


  • Prep time

    50 Mins

  • cook time

    20 Mins

  • servings


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  • 2 Lotus Foods Organic Brown Jasmine Rice Blend Heat & Eat Pouch
  • 2 cups kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp unsalted vegan butter
  • 3 tbsp monk fruit sweetener
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup chopped roasted walnuts
  • ⅓ cup slivered roasted almonds
  • 2½ tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp finely diced dried mango/apricot
  • 2½ tsp roasted black sesame seeds
  • 2½ tsp roasted white sesame seeds

product used in the recipe

Organic Brown Jasmine Rice Heat & Eat Pouch

  • 1

    Place rice on two large baking sheets. Separate the grains.

  • 2

    Bake in a preheated oven at 250F for 50 mins, rotating the baking sheets halfway through (it should look dehydrated). Allow rice to cool and set aside.

  • 3

    Add salt to a large deep skillet or wok over a medium heat and heat to 400F - 425F.

  • 4

    Fry the rice in the salt, stirring frequently to prevent burning. The rice will puff in a few seconds. Remove rice from the salt immediately after it’s puffed. (Tip: fry ¼ to ⅓ cups of dried rice at a time until all the rice has been puffed – it’s easier to manage the rice in smaller amounts). Always maintain salt temperature between 400F and 425F.

  • 5

    Set rice aside to cool. (Makes 2¾ cups of puffed rice, use two cups for this recipe; the remaining rice can be used to make other savory snacks).

  • 6

    Add butter, monk fruit sweetener, and maple syrup to a medium pot on medium-low heat. Heat mixture until bubbly and melted.

  • 7

    Turn heat to low and add vanilla extract. Stir to combine, then turn off heat.

  • 8

    Add nuts, seeds, dried fruit and two cups of puffed rice, stirring until all ingredients are coated in the syrupy mixture.

  • 9

    Transfer rice mixture to a small, lined baking sheet (10.1" x 7" x 1.1"). Press down firmly with a spatula or spoon, making it as even as possible. (Tip: Alternatively, cover surface with another parchment paper and roll mixture down firmly with a glass bottle).

  • 10

    Cover baking sheet with plastic wrap, let cool, set, and harden. Slice into bars or squares.

product used in the recipe

Organic Brown Jasmine Rice Heat & Eat Pouch

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