For those who are sensitive to, or are trying to avoid corn, you don’t have to miss out on everyone’s favorite movie theater snack! Made with rice cakes, this corn-free popcorn is just as crunchy, buttery and salty as the corn-based counterpart. Gluten-free, dairy-free, easily made vegan.
I have been on the hunt for a popcorn substitute for AGES, you guys. Seriously. Popcorn used to be my ALL TIME favorite snack for evenings.
For all of you who may be avoiding corn for whatever reason it may be, you have just found your new BFF. Ok, so maybe I am exaggerating a little bit, but I swear you guys, I have made this four times since I figured this out last week.
It couldn’t be any easier to make this corn-free popcorn either. Seriously, all you have to do is break up some plain rice cakes into little bits and top with butter or olive oil and salt. THAT’s it!
And seriously, if you’re craving the texture and crunch of real popcorn, then you will love this stuff! I don’t think I’ve ever been quite so passionate about a recipe I have made, this one finally makes me feel like I’m no longer left out when it’s movie night.
I can think of so many flavor combinations to make this into something unique as well. I’m a huge fan of garlic, so a garlic parsley butter popcorn would be BOMB. Also, I imagine it would be easy to make into a sweet popcorn by sprinkling some neutral-tasting coconut oil, followed by some sugar and cinnamon. Can you say YUM?!
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Corn-Free Popcorn (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
- 3 plain rice cakes
- 1 teaspoon butter, ghee or olive oil use olive oil for dairy-free or vegan
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste you may need less if your rice cakes are pre-salted and if you use salted butter
- Break up rice cakes into small, bite-size pieces and place in a bowl.
- In a small microwave-safe dish, melt butter. Skip if using olive oil.
- Drizzle butter, ghee or olive oil all over the rice, mixing as your pour.
- Slowly sprinkle salt over the top, making sure to mix, so the salt coats evenly.