If you’re avoiding gluten, whether it be for an intolerance, or preference, you may find it difficult to shop at the supermarket.
Always reading the labels, checking ingredients, and possible cross contamination. Especially for those with Celiac Disease, purchasing packaged goods is quite challenging.
To ease your trouble, you may want to consider brown rice flour as a great gluten free alternative to wheat flour.
It’s super easy to make, and substitutes well with many recipes at an equal ratio. It also mixes well with other flour types. So you may substitute all or partial amounts as desired.
Keep in mind though, brown rice flour is a little denser than white wheat flour. So for some baked goods, you may want to mix it with lighter flours as well.
Going to the grocery store in search of certified gluten free flour options can sometimes be overwhelming. Not to mention expensive!
Although supermarkets are getting more and more options for gluten free items, it most often comes at a higher cost.
By making this flour at home, you can save yourself a ton of money.
How to make brown rice flour
Just add your desired amount of rice to a high powered blender, like a Vitamix and process on high speed until flour consistency is reached.
I prefer making a larger batch at a time, rather than just what I need for the moment.
This way, I always have some ready to go in the pantry. It just makes life easier later, plus it keeps well in an airtight container.
I typically make around four cups worth of flour, and store the extra for future use.
Recipes that use brown rice flour.
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- Desired amount of brown rice I usually make about 4 cups at a time.
- Add rice to your high powered blender and process on high speed until a flour consistency is achieved.
- Use to replace wheat flour in your favourite recipes.