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 the perfect gluten free alternative to wheat flours. It’s ridiculously easy to make, and substitutes well with most recipes at an equal ratio. Brown rice flour also mixes well with other flour types. So you may substitute all or partial amounts as desired. Keep in mind that 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, such as oat flour.
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 brown rice flour at home, you save money, and can feel comfortable that there is no cross contamination.
With this flour being so easy to make and only requiring ONE ingredient, what’s stopping you?
Give this a try for your next gluten free dishes or desserts.
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 brown rice into flour, and store it for future use. Just add your desired amount of brown rice to a high powered blender. I use a Vitamix, but any high powered blender should do the trick! Then process on high speed until flour consistency is achieved. Now replace your wheat flour in your favourite recipes!