Rice cakes are like canvases for flavor: Just add some organic almond butter, spinach and artichoke dip, deli cuts, or another topping of your choice, and enjoy a crunchy and nutritious snack. Salted or unsalted, white or brown, rice cakes bring a lot of versatility and wholesomeness to any table.
Rice Cakes as Part of a Healthy Snack Routine
In addition to being so satisfying crunchy, rice cakes are also rich sources of whole grains and naturally low in calories. They’re a great alternative to bread and crackers, too. Rice cakes provide similar versatility and flexibility as those options while being gluten-free in most cases.
Top Rice Cakes Brands
Add some crunch to your next snack or meal! These brands can always be counted on:
Lundberg Family Farms
With roots going back all the way to the 1930s, Lundberg Family Farms is one of the longstanding names in organic rices of all kinds. Its rices are also non-GMO, tested for arsenic, and sustainably grown. Lundberg Family Farms is in fact a member of the Sustainable Food Trade Association.
Perhaps best known for its macaroni and cheese, Annie’s also makes snack bars from organic rice. This brand is also committed to environmentally friendly initiatives, such as helping farmers convert land to Certified Organic acreage and reduce the carbon intensity of farming.
Rice cakes were a clear opportunity for us to work our own brand values into an amazing snackfood. We offer salt-free, lightly salted, and multigrain rice cakes that are organic, gluten-free, non-GMO, and cholesterol-free.
Best Rice Cakes
Searching for the right rice cakes for your next meal? These popular options should work just fine:
Lundberg Family Farms Thin Stackers Brown Rice, Lightly Salted
These gluten-free brown rice stackers are somewhere between a cracker and a traditional rice cake. Each serving of four cakes has just 100 calories and is perfect for healthy snacking.
Organic Rice Bars
Looking for a different spin on the classic rice cake? These organic rice bars are worth exploring:
Annie's Organic Crispy Snack Bars, Original
Naturally gluten-free and made without any synthetic preservatives, these bars pack in the organic rice and quinoa. They’re USDA Organic, too, and great to bring along on road trips.
Annie's Organic Crispy Snack Bars, Cocoa
The cocoa flavor of these rice and quinoa bars makes them a tasty, sweet snack right out of the box. Plus, they’re gelatin-free and Non-GMO Project Verified as well.
Natural Quinoa Cakes
Mix things up with these cakes made from quinoa in addition to, or as an alternative to, rice:
Lundberg Family Farms Thin Stackers, Red Rice & Quinoa
Red rice and quinoa aren’t your typical grains, and they provide some key nutrients like anthocyanin and B vitamins. Get your fill of them with these preservative-free whole-grain stackers.
Suzie's Gluten Free Thin Cakes - Corn Quinoa and Sesame
Much thinner than your average rice cake, these all-natural thin cakes are made with quinoa and corn. Even better, they’re gluten-, sugar-, cholesterol-, and fat-free.
How to Snack Smarter
Level-up your snack routine by checking out our blog! We’ve got helpful posts on:
Selecting The Right Road Trip Snacks for Your Diet
Rice cakes are a great fit for gluten-free and vegetarian diets. We run down some of the other top road trip selections for a wide range of diets in this post.
Choosing Quinoa or Rice
Both rice and quinoa make for crunchy, satisfying snacking. Get a closer look at their relative merits here.