Veg in Cow Country

cooking (and eating) vegan and vegetarian in the midwest

Alicia’s Brown Rice Squares August 18, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — vegincowcountry @ 8:19 pm

Alicia Silverstone’s book The Kind Diet was a bestseller, and one of the first to bring the topic of a vegan diet to the public’s attention. I am nowhere near as healthy as Alicia, but she does have one thing in common with me: a serious addiction to sugar! Alicia’s Brown Rice Squares are pretty much Rice Krispy treats – without the gelatin and egg whites. And peanut butter… I’m addicted to peanut butter, too!

(Is that a bite taken out of the bottom left? NO!)

As a sticky substitute with less tendency to spike one’s blood sugar, Alicia uses brown rice syrup, which is usually available in the health food section of the grocery store.

My kind of recipe — 4 ingredients and instant gratification! Yes, I eat them warm…

1 3/4 cups brown rice syrup

pinch sea salt

3/4 cup natural peanut butter or almond butter

7 cups crispy brown rice cereal

oil, for greasing

Heat brown rice syrup and salt until liquified. Add nut butter and cook, stirring until well combined and heated through but not boiling, about 5 minutes. Combine with cereal and press into greased 9×13″ baking dish.

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