I have run into those who do not wish to purchase gluten free flours online, but cannot find gluten free rice flour, in their local communities. Well, you can make your own rice flour! It is great to have this recipe on hand if you should run out of rice flour. It is a good way of avoiding cross-contamination, as well. I’ve only used this once, and I’d only use it in a pinch. It still has the graininess of regular rice flours. And you have to plan ahead, as it takes days for it to dry out. It may take some effort and time on your part, but we all do what we need to do to stay on our gluten free diets!
A gluten free rice flour recipe which comes in handy when you've run out of the store-bought variety.
- 1 cup white rice
- 2 cups filtered water
- Line a cookie sheet or baking pan with parchment paper.
- Soak the rice in filtered water for 4 hours or until it is soft when squeezed.
- Drain the water out, leaving a couple of tablespoons.
- Place the rice and the little bit of the water in a blender and mix until it is a white paste.
- Pour the ground rice onto the parchment paper and allow to dry for about 24 hours. Once it is the consistency of dry chocolate, break it up into pieces by hand, grind it into a powder by hand, in a dry blender or food processor.
- Spread it out onto the parchment paper and leave out until completely dry and store in an air-tight container in your refrigerator. If you leave it out it will mold quickly.
For those fortunate enough to own a grain mill, this is the ideal way to homemade rice flour.
I have only made this recipe once, and used the flour the following day. I had not refrigerated the rest and it molded quickly. Try refrigerating it and let us all know if it lasts longer that way.
You may double, triple, etc,. this recipe to meet your quantity needs.