These crackers are the thing to have in your pantry in case a gluten-free guest stops by. They tend to show up at even the smallest neighborhood grocery and are easy to pair with dips and cheese alike.
Rice crackers are an easy add-on to a hors d'oeuvres platter to accommodate a gluten-free guest and one that your gluten-loving guests will snack on, too.
Unlike many gluten-free crackers, these don't taste overly processed or strangely shiny (you know what I mean if you've ever tasted gluten-free crackers resembling laminated slivers of cardboard). They have a strong crunch and a lightly salty aftertaste, making them easy to serve alongside a cheese plate or a bowl of guacamole. Because they are naturally made using rice flour and not a combination of flour substitutes, also absent is the gritty texture present in some gluten-free breads and crackers.
Ka Me rice crackers are available in several flavors besides the original, lightly salted version - wasabi, sesame, seaweed, black sesame and soy, and cheese - all gluten-free.
Have you tried rice crackers?
• Ka Me Rice Crackers, $27.14 for 12 packages at Amazon.
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