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Blending 101: How to Make Rice Flour

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Rice flour is a wonderful alternative for those sensitive to gluten (found in products such as wheat and rye) and who are living a gluten free lifestyle.  Additionally, making your own flour is both fast, inexpensive, and healthy.  While various types of rice flour are used internationally, long grain white and brown rice are the most popular.  With a high powered blender, you can grind rice into fresh flour, and use for bread, muffins, cookies, and other baked goods.  We like to use in our pancakes, tortillas, and for breaded cutlets and other frying.  Try including brown rice flour in soups & casseroles to add more fiber.
Note: When grinding hard grains, it may pit the BPA free jar interior, resulting in a “fogged” appearance.  Blender Babes uses and recommends keeping one jar specifically for dry goods and one for all else – since cosmetic alterations are not covered under warranty.

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How to Make Rice Flour

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  • 1/4 to 2 cups rice


  • Place ingredient in the jar
  • Blendtec: Press the SPEED UP Button to Speed 9 and run for 50 seconds (full cycle)
  • Vitamix: Use special dry grains jar. Select VARIABLE, speed 1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to high. Grind to desired degree of fineness, about 1 minute.
  • All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes

Rice flour is high in protein.  Flour from brown rice contains a higher level of B vitamins. The primary difference between brown and white rice is the husk, however the husk of brown rice is left intact during milling, making it a good selection when considering fiber, vitamins, and nutrients such as calcium and zinc.

Dietary fiber is an essential part of any eating plan and rice contains insoluble fiber, the substance that helps waste material move through the intestines. A diet high in fiber will lower cholesterol, improve blood sugar levels, and promote regular bowel movements. Brown rice contains more fiber than does white due to the husk. Substituting brown rice flour for wheat may help with weight loss — a diet rich in fiber helps you feel fuller and reduces hunger. By adding more fiber to your daily meal plan with rice flour, you may lower your risk for developing some medical conditions, such as diverticular disease, colon diseases, type-2 diabetes and hypertension. (Source: Mayoclinic)

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Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner
Tarashaun Hausner is the founder of Blender Babes®. She credits using a blender daily for helping her heal an unhealthy relationship with food. A passionate advocate for self-care, she is committed to helping others pursue optimal wellness by balancing and healing their bodies and minds. She offers several opportunities to help people improve their health including free challenges and downloads, a gentle whole foods 7 Day Blender Cleanse™ and her holistic mind, body and spirit Slim Down Solution™ Womens Coaching Programs.

11 thoughts on “Blending 101: How to Make Rice Flour”

  1. Funny…my rice stays little pearl sized of 1-2mm. It doesn’t become a powder. I don’t know why. Maybe my rice? Although I am using plain long grain. I’m using an Omniblend. Which normally has the same results as Vitamix and Blendtec.

    1. Blender Babes

      Hey Anne! I just tested rice flour in my Omniblend for you! At first I used the 90 second blend and it left the small rice pebbles you described. I then continued using HIGH and it ground the rice. I would suggest using HIGH perhaps twice. I made a quick video of it for you to see here.

    1. Blender Babes

      Many people wash and soak the rice first (for 3 hours minimum). You will need to make sure it’s completely dried out before grinding it – such as using a dehydrator or putting it on the oven on low. 🙂

  2. Blender Babes Rock! Thank you for the blendtech advice on making gluten free brown rice flour! I just made 2 cups from Lindberg organic short grain brown rice and will use to make some GF waffles. It's great to enjoy a GF breakfast with my kids!

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