My mom’s friend Amy is breezy and super-cool, the kind of person who makes preparing sushi with two little boys look easy (trust me: it’s not), who thinks “We should turn the basement into a pirate ship,” then watch her builder-husband actually do it.
My mom has quoted Amy so much over the years (think: Amy says you never need to buy maternity clothes, just go a size up in regular clothes….) that we actually started calling Amy “Amy says.” In fact, when I’ve been stumped with questions like whether/how to renovate my kitchen and when to send my fall-birthday son to kindergarten, I actually have called Amy Says directly. Cut to the chase, you know?
I’m starting to feel like I have an Amy says of my own who I keep quoting in my house: Mariah Bruehl at Playful Learning. I’ve been paying close attention to her book and blog as I set up learning spaces and adventures for my children and I’m excited to start her photography class with Ryan next week. Now, she’s shared a healthy snack recipe for kids, so here goes:
Mariah says “Roasties are ‘the perfect crunchy, salty snack and are really fun to make and eat!’”
I agree. And so does my eight year-old neighbor Maggie, who asked me for the recipe after her first taste (could there be a higher compliment??)
Here you go, Mags.
- 1/2 cup Sweet Brown Rice
- Sea Salt
Soak 1/2 cup sweet brown rice overnight.
The next morning, drain the water. Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat.
Cover the the skillet with rice (it will still be wet) and add a pinch of sea salt.
Continuously stir and shake the rice.
You will start to hear and see it pop. Keep it moving until the rice is a golden brown color.
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