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rice cake

n. A food item made from puffed rice congealed in a wafer, usually circular and palm-sized.

Rice cake

A rice cake may be any kind of food item made from rice that has been shaped, condensed, or otherwise combined into a single object. A wide variety of rice cakes exist in many different cultures in which rice is eaten, and are particularly prevalent in Asia. Common variations include cakes made with rice flour, those made from ground rice, and those made from whole grains of rice compressed together or combined with some other binding substance.

Usage examples of "rice cake".

As my mother used to say, 'A painted rice cake doesn't satisfy hunger.

He bartered with the old toothless woman for a minute or two, then paid her two copper cash and she gave the little girl a sweet rice cake and a good pinch of the bits of oh so chewy and tangy bittersweet sun-dried orange peel in a twist of newspaper.

On a shelf inside the door sat a miniature Shinto shrine with an offering of a sweet-rice cake.

I hung on to his burly shoulders, looking no doubt like a fresh-pounded rice cake draped on a tree branch.

The young boy smacked his lips loudly as he greedily jammed pieces of his sticky rice cake into his mouth.

She snatched up a rice cake and took a quick bite, relieved to know they couldn't understand their words.

She bit into the roll he had given her as she watched him absently break a rice cake in half, his thoughts seeming to drift from what he was doing.