Power Bars

These savory snack bars are made with brown rice, spinach, and cheese. And they take just 20 minutes to make.

Power Bars
Yield: about 18 bars Bake 350°F 20 mins


  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 package (5 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with vegetable cooking spray. In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in instant brown rice and salt. Return to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, in small skillet, heat olive oil and diced onion over medium-high heat, and cook until onion is soft, about 4 minutes. Stir in minced garlic and Italian seasoning; cook 1 minute more. Place fresh spinach in a bowl, microwave 2 minutes, then chop. In large bowl, combine cooked rice, onion mixture, and spinach. Stir in egg, shredded mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese. Place heaping tablespoons on baking sheet; shape into rectangles. Bake 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 45, Fat, total (g): 2, carb. (g): 5, pro. (g): 2, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.