Best way to make pizza rice cakes.

March 9, 2010 at 2:50 pm 7 comments

One of the hardest things for me is coming up with lunches that are simple, fast, kid pleasers. Simple and fast rarely goes along with gluten free. Not only that but the words cheap or inexpensive are almost a joke. But I’ve got no choice. With three boys and myself all eating gluten free, budget wise is a must!

Here is one of our simple meals using regular groceries (not specialty) that also saves precious time during the middle of our school day.

It doesn’t seem that there should be a science to making rice cake pizza’s but by trial and error I have come up with some helpful tips.

One – NEVER EVER put the sauce directly on the rice cake. Unless of course you like soggy food. Experience has taught me that the sauce can melt a hole right throught the middle and cause quite an interesting anomoly. Donut shaped pizza!

Two – Don’t ever let the boys make their own pizza rice cakes using cheese sticks! If you haven’t ever tried to microwave a cheese stick I am here to tell you, do not attempt!

Three – Well, I guess there isn’t a three. So here is a lovely picture of one of the Thinglets’ favorite lunch meals. Enjoy!

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  • 1. Shirley (gfe)  |  March 9, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    That is a really neat idea, Jessie. Keep doing real food and some mainstream processed food and gluten free can be economical. I know I don’t spend any more than anyone who is eating gluten by doing that. Anyway, thanks for the helpful and funny tips. The rice cake pizza looks yummy!

    Shirley

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  • 3. Linda  |  March 9, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    I have never liked rice cakes, but I don’t hate them either. I guess if I’m going to eat them, a pizza version would be the way to go. I might give this a try when I need a quick lunch or snack.

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    • 4. Jess @ Blog Schmog  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

      I’m not a fan of them either but this is one way I like them. Cheese, sauce, canadian bacon and more cheese- wala! 🙂

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  • 5. debra  |  March 10, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Going to try this today. I’ll let you know how it goes. 🙂

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    • 6. Jess @ Blog Schmog  |  March 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

      Cool! Let me know. 🙂 Of got more “cheesy” lunch ideas. Not brilliant but hey!

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      • 7. debra  |  March 10, 2010 at 1:33 pm

        We just had our first rice cake pizza. “Pizza Pat” likes it…it’s pizza after all and I had the toppings he liked. The girls keep calling it popcorn but I didn’t have the toppings they liked. Next time I’ll get a salt free rice cakes too. I like this recipe and it got my creative juices flowing.

        Can’t wait for more cheesy ideas…Thank You.

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