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

Tomatoes Greco

Tomatoes Greco

Tomatoes Greco is a tangy combination of feta cheese, red onions, oregano, and long grain, white U.S. rice baked inside a plump red tomato, adding a Mediterranean accompaniment to any fish or beef dish. Continue Reading

Classic Baked Risoto

Classic Baked Risoto

Baked? Traditionally the preparation of Risotto requires approximately a half-hour of constant stirring over a hot stove. With this easy version, the stirring is replaced with 30 minutes of baking, allowing time to prepare the rest of your meal or to simply sit and relax before dinner. Continue Reading

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Sky High Chicken and Vegetable Pie

Canada's Guide to Healthy Eating translates the science of eating well into a practical pattern of food choices that meets nutrient needs, promotes health and minimizes the risk of chronic diseases. This savoury pie recipe makes getting the recommended meats, dairy products, vegetables and grains easy by cleverly including all food groups in a rice crust. Continue Reading