There are 392 calories in 100 grams of plain Rice Cracker. One rice cracker (a.k.a. rice cake) weighs about 10g, so each unit contains 39 calories, or 164 kilojoules. Use the nutrition facts table below to see calories for other quantities of rice cracker.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat (g) 5
Saturated Fat (g) 1
Sodium (mg) 660
Alcohol (g) 0
Cholesterol (mg) 0
Total Carbohydrate (g) 75
Dietary Fiber (g) 2
Sugars (g) 2
Protein (g) 10
About this Food
There are many different types of rice crackers, but this page is about the ones made from puffed rice, usually marketed as diet food. They are shaped to make them easy to substitute for bread slices.
Calories in Rice Crackers
Rice crackers are a high calorie food when compared on an equivalent weight basis. However, since the rice is puffed with air, they are very light by volume. One rice cracker weighs between 8 and 10 grams, which is feather-light compared to about 55g for a slice of bread. Thus, one rice cracker contains about 35 calories, far fewer than a slice of bread which has about 140 calories. By this measure, four rice crackers (36g) have the same calories as one slice of bread (55g).
Rice Crackers Nutrition
Unless the rice cracker (or rice cake) has been fortified with extra vitamins and minerals, it has poor nutrition. The rice is usually heavily processed so that only trace micronutrient values remain. Rice crackers are high carbohydrate food which should be avoided by people on a low-carb meal plan.
Are Rice Crackers good for Weight Loss?
There was a time in history, about 15 years ago, when rice crackers/cakes were seen as the ultimate weight-loss food. The idea was use them as a replacement for bread, preferably on a one-bread slice-to-one-rice-cracker basis. Problem is, the human body is not easy to fool with high-volume, low nutrition foods. After a couple of days doing the swap, one finds oneself eating more and more of the high calorie, low nutrient rice crackers. The type of carbs in rice crackers “burn” fast, so they do not stave hunger pangs for long. In the final analysis, you need an iron will to make a straight swap of bread for rice crackers.
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