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Skratch In the Kitchen: Fig and Honey Rice Cakes

The Feed Zone Cookbook by Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas is packed with 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are delicious, simple to prepare, and ready to fuel your rides. The book includes breakfasts, portable snacks, like Allen Lim’s famous rice cakes, after-ride dishes, dinners, desserts, and recovery drinks.

And if you enjoy this recipe, you’ll love the new Feed Zone Portables, a cookbook for athletes with easy, healthy recipes and snack ideas that will nourish your best performance.

Allen and Biju’s tip: We’ve put a gluten-free spin on the classic fig cookies that many of us grew up eating. These cakes make a sweet portable snack, but because of the excellent fiber that is in the dried fruit, they work even better as a snack following a workout or between meals. If figs aren’t your favorite, try raisins or dates instead.

Fig and Honey Rice Cakes

2 cups uncooked calrose rice
1.5 cups water
1 cup toasted pecans
1 cup chopped dried figs
2 tablespoons honey
brown sugar to taste

  1. Combine rice and water in a rice cooker
  2. To toast the nuts: Heat over to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast 8-10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cooked rice, pecans, and figs.  Add the honey and stir thoroughly.
  4. Press mixture into an 8- or 9-inch square pan to about 1.5-inch thickness and sprinkle with brown sugar.

Cut and wrap individual cakes. Makes about 10 rice cakes.

Download the complete recipe, including nutrition information.

Love this recipe? Of course you do!  Buy The Feed Zone Cookbook or the Feed Zone Portables Cookbook.

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