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Gluten-free rice croutons are a delicious, crunchy, and chewy homemade snack with the same texture as the best part of rice — the crispy bottom of the pot! | aheadofthyme.com

Rice Croutons


  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Freeze Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 40 croutons
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Gluten-free rice croutons are a delicious, crunchy, and chewy homemade snack with the same texture as the best part of rice — the crispy bottom of the pot!


Ingredients

Units
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 2 cups water (or as needed)
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice with water in a rice cooker or cooking pot as per package directions.
  2. Remove half of the hot cooked rice and place into a medium mixing bowl. Use an immersion blender to puree it into a smooth and sticky paste. You can also use a food processor to blend it.
  3. Stir in remaining rice and mix to combine.
  4. Wrap the rice mixture in plastic cling wrap and smooth it out into an approximate 8-inch square. Freeze for 1 hour or until firm enough to slice.
  5. Unwrap the rice and cut it with a knife into small 1x1.5-inch rectangles.
  6. Add oil to a saucepan until it is about 1/2-inch thick. Heat oil over medium heat and fry the rice croutons in 3-4 batches until golden brown and crisp. Remove croutons with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Let it sit for a minute before tossing in seasoning.
  7. In a medium mixing bowl, combine Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Toss in croutons while hot (after a minute of removing from the pan). Enjoy with salads, soups, as a side or as a snack on the go.
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Rice Cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian

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