Allergic to corn. What can I substitute for cornstarch?

  • Posted by: Muriel
  • May 13, 2018
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ChefJune May 16, 2018
Me, too. I use potato starch in place of cornstarch. I don't think rice flour has the same texture at all.
 
dinner A. May 14, 2018
Tapioca starch is a great alternative; I think it actually gives a slightly nicer texture than cornstarch. I've made puddings that were originally written with tapioca starch but haven't done the substitution myself, but I've seen suggestions that you use 1.5-2x as much tapioca starch as corn starch.
 
Emma L. May 13, 2018
Here's a recipe from our contributor Alice Medrich: https://food52.com/recipes/35141-vanilla-rice-flour-pastry-cream. It uses rice flour instead of corn starch. I haven't tried it myself, but I'd imagine that you can do the same 1:1 substitution of whole milk to coconut milk.
 
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