QUINOA RICE CRACKERS

IMG_1321This recipe came from an attempt to copy a favorite cracker that we buy a lot called "Mary's Gone Crackers". These crackers have no flour, and only a few simple ingredients, including two super foods, quinoa and chia seeds. Wonderful with goat cheese or by themselves, they are super crunchy.  This recipe did indeed turn out to be very similar to the crackers we were trying to copy and it passed the test of my kids!  Here it is:

Quinoa Rice Crackers 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (plus 1 cup water for cooking) 1/2 cup cooked wild rice or brown rice (plus 1 cup water for cooking) 1/2 cup chia seeds, (plus 1 cup water for soaking) 1/2 cup pepita seeds, sunflower seeds or whatever seeds or nuts you like 1 tsp basil, or whatever herbs you like 2 tsp garlic salt, or just 1 tsp salt if you're not a garlicky person like me First, put 1/2 cup each quinoa and rice with 2 cups water in pot, cover and simmer on low until fully cooked (30-45 minutes). While they are cooking, soak your 1/2 cup chia seeds in 1 cup water for about 15 minutes, stir them up before they soak.  The chia seeds get kinda gelatinous...cool! IMG_1290Preheat your oven to 350. After the quinoa and rice finish cooking, put all ingredients in large bowl and stir well.  You can mash them up with a wooden spoon handle or something to get the ingredients extra squished together. IMG_1293 Spread the mixture out on two cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.  Use a rubber spatula to spread it as thinly as possible, about 1/8" thick. IMG_1294 Put both cookie sheets in the oven and cook for 20 minutes. After 20 min, take both cookie sheets out of the oven. With two hands flip the whole cracker layer over on the cookie sheet, it should stay together in one piece. Then remove the parchment paper. You don't need the parchment anymore, because the mixture won't stick to the pan now. IMG_1299 Cook this side for another 20-30 minutes, checking periodically to make sure they aren't burning on the edges. Turn oven off. Remove pans from oven and cut the crackers with a pizza wheel while they are still a little soft.  Put the pans back in hot oven to finish hardening the crackers. IMG_1304They shrink a little bit after they have hardened. IMG_1319 Store in a container. Enjoy! IMG_1315   Save Save Save Save Save Save
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