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

Baby Congee

Baby Congee

This savoury rice porridge contains many of the ingredients that baby needs to get through the day. Adding scant amounts of ginger, garlic and chicken to mild rice is a great way to introduce new flavours to your baby. The oil in this recipe is a good source of fat, which supplies energy and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The carbohydrates found in rice provide another source of energy and assist in the utilization of fats. Continue Reading

Veggie Rice Puffs

Veggie Rice Puffs

These tasty little puffs are an ideal on-the-go meal or snack. Make them ahead, freeze them and toast as needed for a nutritious meal. This recipe, which uses vitamin and mineral-rich brown rice, provides baby with essential nutrients including magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin and vitamin B6. Magnesium and phosphorus are factors in normal bone development, while zinc, niacin and vitamin B6 are factors in energy metabolism and tissue formation. Continue Reading

Polynesian Rice Mingle

Jeff's absoutely favourite rice recipe is sure to convert you into a rice lover, if you were not already. Perfect served with asparagus and salmon from the BBQ (salmon recipe included below). Continue Reading