I love the toasty flavor and crisp texture of whole seeds, so I use them often while cooking. Each time I use them in making any recipe, I get mind-blowing results! This delectable seeded brown rice crackers recipe is a creative combination of brown rice, whole seeds, oats, and veggies.
There is an interesting story behind this recipe but first, let’s make this recipe!
Brown Rice Crackers
- 1½ cup raw unhulled sesameseeds
- 1½ cup raw shelled sunflowerseeds
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ⅓ cup chia seeds
- 1 tsp flaky sea salt
- 3 tsp psyllium husks
- 3 tsp melted extra-virgin coconut oil or olive oil
- 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 cup Short grain brown rice (Soak overnight in 3cups of filtered water. Add a pinch of salt)
- ¼ cup filtered water (420ml)
- Place a rack in the middle of your oven. Preheat the oven to 350°, F. (Prepare two large baking sheets)
- Place the sesame seeds, sunflower, oats, pumpkin, chia seeds, and sea salt in a large bowl. Mix well before setting aside.
- In the food processor, add the cooked and cooked brown rice, oil, psyllium husks, and sea salt. Blend until mixture is smooth and forms a ball.
- Transfer mixture to the bowl with seeds. Mix well with your hands.
- Wash and dry your hands. After this, divide the dough in half. (If the dough is sticky at this point, set aside for some minutes, then continue dividing)
- Place a large sheet of parchment paper on your counter. Crumble half of the dough onto the parchment. Make it form a rectangular shape (12× 9 inches).
- Cover with another parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough out evenly.
- Remove the parchment paper on top and turn the dough on the parchment onto a baking sheet. (Be careful, so the dough doesn't year but if it does, you can press it together)
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven. Lift one side of the parchment. Flip crackers over into the baking sheet. Remove parchment and bake for 8-12 minutes until crackers turn crispy.
- Rinse brown rice. Drain and transfer to a heavy 2-quart pot with a tight-fitting lid. Add water, salt and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 60 minutes or until all the water has absorbed.
- Remove from heat and set aside for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely before measuring out the amount needed for crackers.
- Brown rice crackers are quite light, but wait until you are done eating them before you judge.
Remember the story associated with this recipe? It’s time for you to read about it!😊
Some months ago, my aunt came to my house; famished, and I had to fix her a quick meal.
Even though I wanted to fix her something quick, I still wanted to give her a nutritious meal, and of course, one that was gluten-free.
I decided to make this seeded brown rice crackers recipe.
She had never had rice crackers, and when I told her I was making her some brown rice crackers, she looked it up on Google and she went “OMG, I told you I am famished and you are making me these light things?” Haha!
“Wait, until it is ready” I boasted and put on my favorite purple apron.
Well, after all, was said and done, she couldn’t stop calling me over the phone to talk about how great the seeded brown rice crackers were! She asked for the recipe which I gladly shared with her.
She makes them now and then for her lovely kids. They love it!
Health benefits of brown rice
Each time I am trying a new recipe, I always look up their health benefits. There is really no point in consuming foods that have little or no benefits.
Here are some benefits of brown rice that will convince you to make brown rice crackers often.
Lower risk of diabetes
Diabetes is no one’s friend and oftentimes, you hardly even see it coming until it rears its big ugly head. Brown rice has a low glycemic index (GI). It’s simple, this means, your body’s sugar level doesn’t spike after taking brown rice.
Keeps your heart in good shape:
Brown rice contains rich nutrients that help to keep your heart healthy. They contain fiber! If you never knew, fibers reduce your risk of heart disease.
Brown rice is also rich in magnesium. This means you are less vulnerable to heart diseases and stroke! Yipee!
Also, eating more whole grains, including brown rice, could reduce your risk of heart disease.
Helps in weight loss
Want to lose some weight? Brown rice is your friend. Your best friend! Including brown rice in your diet will help to shed more pounds and reduce your body’s mass index.
I am not done spilling the good news yet: Brown rice also contained more dietary fiber than white rice. Foods rich in fibers help you feel full easily and for a longer time. This means you will be able to eat less and your kitchen doesn’t have to welcome you again in a few hours.
Brown rice contains flavonoids and phenols. These antioxidants help to reduce damages to your cells and also battle premature aging. They also contain vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, vitamin B1, vitamin B6.
Tips to help you make good brown rice crackers
These tips will help you make brown rice crackers that will make everyone fall in love with you once they get a taste of it😉
- Add enough water to the dough until it forms a dough ball.
- The crackers will crisp up more as they cool. Store them in an airtight container for about 3 days.
- (Take this one super seriously) Make sure you roll the dough super thin. If you want your cracker to be perfect with an unbearable text, then your dough should not be thick. This will make your crackers tough and everyone will just be like oh, here comes the girl/guy that makes tough crackers 😁 and you do not want that!
- One time, I freeze my crackers for 15 minutes before baking them. Cold crackers come out more crispy. You can simply roll your pasta, cut them, and freeze them for 15 minutes before baking
- If you do not want the dough to stick to your rolling pin. You can place a piece of parchment paper over the top of the dough. This will make it peel off more easily.
What kind of seeds should I add to my brown rice crackers?
To add more flavor and crunch to your rice crackers, you can add tamari to water and sprinkle them on top of the crackers.
Flaxseeds are sprinkled with an assortment of vitamins and minerals, along with being a great source of fiber and fats.
Sesame seeds are rich in healthy fats, vitamin B, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and other plant compounds.
Including sesame seeds in your recipes regularly may help to fight arthritis pain and control your sugar levels.
Want more brown rice recipes? Go with any of these fun, flavorful, and healthy recipes.
- Try this nourishing brown rice krispies paired with peanut butter, coconut oil and topped with dark chocolate
- Go classy with this delectable Brown rice quinoa pasta
- Fast, delicious and easy to make brown rice ramen
- This brown rice noodles is made with spicy peanut sauce. This recipe will make your saturday mornings perfect!
- Make this simple and flavorful brown rice spaghetti