Finding a gluten-free replacement for breadcrumbs isn't always easy, but Trader Joe's has new rice crumbs that totally change the game. They're ideal for getting a crispy texture on things like chicken or cauliflower that you'd normally use breadcrumbs for, but they're entirely free of gluten, unlike panko and other popular options.
So, what are the rice crumbs made of? Ground puffed white rice that contains rice flour, salt, and rice bran, per the photo shared by Trader Joe's Gluten Free on Instagram. You can use them as a direct breadcrumb replacement in things like meatballs and eggplant parmesan, or as the crumb base in any baking recipes. Each quarter-cup serving has 100 calories and 170 milligrams of sodium, which is pretty comparable to Trader Joe's wheat-based panko breadcrumbs. Add these to your Trader Joe's haul!