Other uses for rice flour?

I bought a bag of rice flour yesterday to make Sasha's Salvadoran Breakfast Cakes. What are other good recipes/uses for it? I've never cooked with rice flour before. Thanks!

  • Posted by: EmilyC
  • July 10, 2011
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susan g
susan g July 10, 2011

Many of the gluten free recipes use rice flour. The Raspberry Brownies are a favorite.
Also, many traditional shortbread recipes include rice flour because it is so silky (is there a food chemistry reason too?).
And, it can be used as/in face powder!

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CarinaTruyts
CarinaTruyts July 10, 2011

I make the most delicious rice flour and coconut pancakes from the Ottolenghi Cookbook. Blog post and link: http://mzan.si/D5GL a lovely refreshing starter. I make double the recipe then eat pancakes for another day or 2.

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cookinginvictoria
cookinginvictoria July 10, 2011

I tested this recipe for an Editor's Pick, and it is really delicious. It is a great way to use rhubarb and (brown rice) flour. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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susan g
susan g July 10, 2011

Another excellent cookie: http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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Sam1148
Sam1148 July 10, 2011

You could use it in Okonomiyaki
Mixed with some of the AP flour. http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Or in Korean Scallion Pancakes. http://www.nytimes.com...
Or use like you would cornstarch for frying bit of chicken for a stir fry.
Or in tempura batter.

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EmilyC
EmilyC July 10, 2011

Thanks everyone for the excellent suggestions! I have a bad habit of buying an ingredient for one recipe and then neglecting it, so your ideas will come in handy.

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Panfusine
Panfusine July 11, 2011

. First & foremost, for thickening gravies.

2. A quick & easy wheat crepe :
2 tbsp rice flour,
1 tbsp each whole wheat flour & semolina (or cornmeal),

make a thin batter using buttermilk (diluted with water if needed). add a packet of yeast and allow to sit for an hour, add Salt to taste.
Heat a tablespoon of oil till smoking hot, add 1/2 a spoon of Mustard seeds, Cumin & finely minced 1/2 a green chile. When the cumin splits & the mustard starts popping. add to the batter & mix well.
In a really hot non stick skillet, add 1/2 a tsp of oil & swirl around. Add a ladle of the batter, swirl to evenly coat the bottom. when the edges of the crepe start curling, flip the crepe over & cook the other side...Serve with any chutney of your choice. (I'm guessing Jenny's mint pesto would work fabulously)

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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames July 11, 2011

Excellent when used for fried fish. I learned that from pauljoseph!! I dry rub a firm, flaky fish with dukkah, let it sit for 20 - 30 minutes, then dust it lightly with rice flour. Delicious!! ;o)

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