How to make Rice Flour at home

Learn how to make rice flour at home with this incredibly simple & helpful tutorial.

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

I’m not gonna lie to you. Buying rice flour from the store is super easy.

But the truth is – homemade rice flour gives you a better finished product than the best packaged rice flour ever.

With this super easy tutorial, you can now learn how to make rice flour at home too 🙂

How to make Rice Flour at home – tutorial

Start off by soaking rice in water for 30-60 minutes. Then drain the water and spread out the rice on a clean kitchen cloth. Let that almost dry (for about 10 minutes).

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

While still mildly wet, add to a food processor / dry blender / grinder in batches.

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

Grind for 4-6 minutes or until you have a super fine rice powder. (depends on your grinder)

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

Add the rice powder to a fine sieve.

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

Sift it to get super fine rice flour.

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

Store in air tight container until use.

How to make Rice Flour at home - tutorial

How to make Rice Flour at home
 
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Serves: as required
Ingredients
  • Raw Rice (as much as you want)
  • Water
  • Food Processor / Dry blender / Grnder
  • * 1 cup rice gives 1 and ½ cups Rice flour
Instructions
  1. Start off by soaking rice in water for 30-60 minutes. Then drain the water and spread out the rice on a clean kitchen cloth. Let that almost dry (for about 10 minutes).
  2. While still mildly wet, add to a food processor / dry blender / grinder in batches.
  3. Grind for 4-6 minutes or until you have a super fine rice powder. (depends on your grinder)
  4. Add the rice powder to a fine sieve & sift it to get super fine rice flour.
  5. Store in air tight container until use.
Notes
  1. It is important to grind the rice when mildly wet because if it is dry, it wont grind properly
  2. As you're using slightly wet rice, use the rice flour immediately. To store it, roast it for a couple minutes until hot and then let it cool and store.

 

 

8 Replies to “How to make Rice Flour at home”

  1. Will this work for Brown rice too if I wanted Brown Rice flour ?

    1. Never really given it a try. I think it should though. The basic concept is the same, after all. Brown rice probably may take a little bit longer to grind.

  2. I am trying to learn about milling/grinding my own rice flour. I am trying to understand why you need to soak the rice in water before milling. thanks

    1. Hello!! I’ll try to answer your question as best as I can –
      1) Grinding dry rice directly in your home mixer (no matter how powerful it is) may not give you the smoothest flour. And you can’t stand forever trying to get a fine rice flour. In my experience (well, in my mom’s, actually! 😀 ) soaking the rice for around 30-60 minutes (not more) and then letting it dry almost (not completely) will make it easy for you to grind the flour at home.

      2) We usually use this rice flour to make a lot of Indian snacks (like this – http://foodomania.com/kai-murukku/ ) Since they are deep fried, using this flour gives a whiter, smoother finish to the product than directly ground rice flour

      Hope this helps! Don’t let the soaked rice dry up completely. When it is almost dry – and yet slightly damp, grind it!

      1. I’m still a bit confused. The recipe says to soak the “rice flour” in water for 30-60 mins, then dry for 10 mins, yet in the above comment you say not to soak the “rice” for more then 10 mins.

        Do you start with rice, or with rice flour, and do you soak for 30-60 mins, or for 10 mins?

        1. My mistake! Typo error. You can soak upto 30-60 minutes. Also, I’ve mentioned “rice flour”.. It is actually “Rice” 🙂 Thanks for pointing it out!

          1. Thanks for the clarification!

  3. Awesome, this just saved me my sanity and $200 plus . Thank you so much, it was so easy and simple.

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