Ditch the Energy Bar for Homemade Umami Rice Cakes

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Sick of energy bars? Pro skier Hadley Hammer recommends ditching them in favor of Dr. Allen Lim’s real food alternative: umami rice cakes.


  • 2 cups dry sushi rice
  • 3 cups water (or broth)
  • ¼ cup Bragg Liquid Aminos (or coconut aminos for a soy-free option)
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¹/₃ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ¼ tbsp. Wasabi Fumi Furikake Rice Seasoning


  1. Rinse rice until the water is clear, then drain water
  2. Add 3 cups water or broth to rice and cook in rice cooker
  3. When rice is cooked, mix in aminos, vinegar, syrup, and oil; mix until rice is thoroughly coated
  4. Spread hot mixture into metal sheet pan and top with rice seasoning; allow mixture to cool and solidify, then cut into squares and wrap for on-the-go snacking

Source: Skratch Labs/The Feed Zone Cookbook

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