High Protein Rice Sweet Bars

The Cahokia Rice mentioned in some of the rice recipes is grown in southern Illinois and is high in protein. Be sure to read the feature to learn more about it.

High Protein Rice Sweet Bars

Courtesy of Cahokia Rice
Course Snack
Servings 16


  • 2 cups Cahokia High Protein white rice soaked overnight in 8 cups water
  • 16 ounces coconut milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a medium pan, pour the coconut milk and ½ cup water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the soaked rice and stir.
  • Lower the heat, cover and continue to simmer for 20 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  • When the rice is sticky, add ½ cup of the brown sugar.
  • Pour mixture into a lightly buttered 8x8-inch pan.
  • Mix the remaining brown sugar and the coconut cream until smooth and pour over rice.
  • Bake about 1 hour until topping is dark brown and thick. Allow to cool before serving.


Editor’s note: If you cannot find Cahokia rice, a sticky rice should work fine.
Nutrition information: 213 calories; 8.3g fat; 10mg sodium; 32.4g carbohydrates; 4.3g protein.