Rice 101
Rice Types
Rice History
Rice Products
Healthy Diet
Gluten Free
Brown Rice
Dairy Alternative
How It's Made

The Rice Flour Alternative

When wheat and wheat flours are not used in baking recipes the final product tends to be coarser and denser.

Suggestions For Rice Flour 

  • Include brown rice flour and rice bran in soups, casseroles and baked goods to add more fiber.
  • Add dried fruits, nuts or chocolate chips to batters to improve flavour and moisture-retaining qualities of baked goods.
  • Bake gluten-free items in smaller sizes - like cupcakes, muffins, and biscuits; bake quick breads in mini loaf pans for better texture.

Substitutions With Rice Flour

  • Thicken sauces, gravies and cream pies with rice flour.  

Chef's Tip: Use the same amount of rice flour as wheat flour. Whisk rice flour and liquid together and heat over medium heat until bubbles first appear for a smoother mixture.

  • Combine dry cream of rice or dry crushed rice cereal with dried herbs and spices to make a tasty breading for fish, meat, or poultry.
  • Substitute rice flour for wheat flour in recipes: 7/8 cup brown or white rice flour (1 cup minus 2 Tbsp.) = 1 cup wheat flour

 

Recipes

Brown Rice Risotto with Lemon and Fresh Peas

Brown Rice Risotto with Lemon and Fresh Peas

This version of risotto boasts a refreshing lemon tang complemented with seasonal spring and summer ingredients. Short grain brown rice gives this dish a slightly chewy texture and nuttier flavour than traditional risotto — a happy delight for tastebuds. Leftovers make for an appetizing lunch. Continue Reading

Riz-Za-Pizza

Riz-Za-Pizza

Meaty mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes and mozzarella are only a few topping suggestions, get creative and have fun. Topped with pesto, short or medium grain rice acts as a substitute for dough making this pie perfect for those with gluten allergies. For best results, ensure toppings are well drained. Continue Reading

Santa Fe Smokin' Rice Salad

Santa Fe Smokin' Rice Salad

This great summer meal idea features rice with sweet plum tomatoes, highlighting the smokey flavours of Gouda cheese and turkey in a creamy garlic cilantro dressing. Celebrate summer and try this dish on its own for lunch or with dinner after a day of fun in the sun. Continue Reading