Most of us get tired of the prepackaged nutrition opitions out there. Or maybe they just don't work for you. When traning for the Dirty Kanza two years ago I wanted a change. I came across this great cookbook developed specifically for cyclists. Feed Zone Portables has some great recipes to help you get away from the prepackaged foods.
This is my variation of their Raspberry & Mint Rice Cakes. I love the light fresh taste of these rice cakes.
Serving size: 15 barsPrep time: 25 minutes
Ingredients: 3 cups uncooked Calrose rice 4 1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons sugar in the raw 2 small limes juiced 2 small apples pealed and minced (Tart granny smith apples work best) Top 2 tablespoons sugar in the raw 2 tablespoons cinnamon Preparation: Combine the rice and water together. Cook according to package. I have found that a rice cooker is a wise investment. After the rice has cooked transfer it to a large bowl and add the cane sugar, lime juice, and apples. Mix completely. Using a 9"x12" baking pan, spread the rice mixture into the pan in one even layer. Top the rice with the remaining suger and cinnamon. Let them set up for 15 minutes, then cut into squares. Nutrition facts: Serving size - 2"x2" square Energy - 180 cal Fat - 0 Sodium - 10 mg Carbs - 40 g Fiber - 2 g Protein - 3 g Water - 68% Enjoy!