How Much Rice To Make 1 Cup Rice Flour?

Now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for: instructions on how to produce rice flour! Uncooked rice (either white or brown), a blender, a coffee grinder, or a food processor are all required. 1 cup of rice provides around 12 cups of rice flour, according to a good rule of thumb.

How to Make Flour From Rice

  • Step 1: In a blender, coffee grinder, or food processor, combine 1 to 2 cups of uncooked rice. Smaller amounts allow the blade to function more efficiently and effectively ground the rice.
  • Step 2: Cover the blender and ground the rice until it’s the consistency of a fine powder. To achieve the greatest results, set the blender to the maximum setting. There should be no huge chunks in the flour and it should be smooth.


  • Fill an airtight plastic or glass jar halfway with flour. If you’re using a resealable bag, make sure to push out any excess air before closing it.
  • Label and date the flour, then keep it in the pantry for up to a year until you need it.
  • Refrigerating or freezing the flour will extend the life of the flour for all of your future uses.

Is it cheaper to make your own rice flour?

Making your own rice flour will save you around half the price of store-bought rice flour in most cases. If you plan on using it frequently, it’s not a bad deal!

—Another simple and affordable homemade flour is bean flour! Check out all of the Rice N Beans articles we’ve published thus far.

Do you have to soak rice before making rice flour?

1. Measure out the amount of rice you’ll need. Rinse a few times in water before soaking for 2 to 3 hours in adequate water. I used 1.5 cups sona masuri rice in this recipe.

2. Drain all of the water after 2 to 3 hours. Soaking the rice grains for a longer period of time aids in the proper grinding of the grains.

3. Place a large clean kitchen napkin or kitchen towel on the counter or a table now. Place the rice on a kitchen towel and spread it out. Allow 45 minutes to 1 hour for the rice grains to dry in the shade. Drying in the sun is not recommended.

4. The rice grains should be slightly damp to the touch. It’s important that they’re not fully dry.

Is rice flour the same as white rice?

White rice flour is manufactured from pulverized white rice and contains no bran, whereas brown rice flour is made from whole grain rice (the bran is stripped from the rice in order to make white rice). As a result, white rice flour has a lower nutritious value:

  • 1 cup white rice flour contains 9.4 grams of protein, while 1 cup brown rice flour contains 11.42 grams.
  • 1 cup white rice flour equals 126.6 grams; 1 cup brown rice flour equals 120.8 grams
  • Folate is a B vitamin that is found in (a water-soluble B vitamin) – 1 cup white rice flour equals 5 grams, while 1 cup brown rice flour equals 25 grams.
  • Calories: 578 calories per cup of white rice flour, 574 calories per cup of brown rice flour

Brown rice flour also has a better flavor, which is nutty and slightly sweet, making it a better choice for baking sweets like cookies and cakes. White rice flour has no flavor. Brown rice flour produces a little heavier product than white rice flour in terms of texture.

Brown rice flour, like other whole grain flours, can develop rancid quickly due to the natural lipids and oils in the grain.

Flour may be smelled to see if it’s rancid; if it smells sour, it’s time to toss it out.

Brown rice flour should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life.

Additionally, buy little amounts of flour so you can utilize it all before it spoils.

Brown rice flour can be stored in the refrigerator for 4–5 months or frozen for up to a year.

To act as a reminder, I recommend writing the flour’s expiration date on the storage container.

White rice flour, on the other hand, can be kept in an airtight container in a cool, dry location indefinitely.

Is rice flour just ground rice?

Authentic Foods makes the only truly superfine rice flour I believe you can buy in a store (affiliate link). It is, without a doubt, super smooth.

I’ve always used and recommended it, and I continue to do so. But it’s hard to find in stores (though I can get it readily online), and it’s incredibly pricey.

Other brands of so-called superfine rice flour, such as Vitacost’s, are available. However, in my experience, they aren’t up to snuff.

In the long run, nothing will be cheaper than purchasing long grain rice and grinding it into flour.

We should be able to create our own rice flour because rice is so cheap, and rice flour is nothing more than pulverized rice. We’ll need a grain mill for that. I’ll tell you why.

Can I grind rice in magic bullet?

I found a recipe for rice flour crepes and decided that now would be a good time to use the Magic Bullet to make some fresh rice flour. All I needed was raw rice, water, a Magic Bullet or food processor, and a sieve, and it turned out to be really simple. One cup of uncooked rice yielded slightly more than one cup of rice flour.

Begin by soaking the raw rice for one hour in water. Drain the water from the rice and spread it out on a clean kitchen towel to dry for about 10 minutes. To ensure that the rice grinds properly, you should use somewhat wet rice. Place the rice in a Magic Bullet and grind until it’s a fine powder. Working in stages, sift the powder into a fine sieve to obtain the delicious rice flour.

Can I substitute rice flour for plain flour?

Rice flour cannot be used as a 1:1 substitute for ordinary flour. Rice flour is gluten-free, and because it is a much tougher grain than wheat, it does not absorb liquid as effectively as wheat flour does.

If you use rice flour in place of regular flour in your cooking or baking, the products will be grainy, maybe greasy, and often have a sticky texture. Rice flour, on the other hand, is a superb flour with a wide range of applications; all you need to know is how and when to utilize it.

What is a good substitute for rice flour?

Corn starch is a gluten-free and great rice flour alternative. It can be used to thicken, bake, or fry food.

Cornstarch can be used in place of flour in baking and frying. The procedure for thickening sauces, on the other hand, is a little different.

Rice flour can be whisked directly into a cooking sauce and will work wonders. Cornstarch, on the other hand, must be combined with cold or room-temperature water or another liquid. A cornstarch “slurry” is what this is called.

How do you use rice flour?

One thing to bear in mind is that using wheat flour as a 1:1 equivalent may not always work out properly, so we’ve put up some pointers to help you get started.

Try out different rice varieties

If you have a variety of rice varieties in your pantry, such as White, Brown, Jasmine, or even Sushi Rice, bear in mind that the flavor and texture of your flour, and thus your baked items, will vary. Try Mahatma Brown Rice if you want more whole grain and a nutty flavor, or Mahatma White Rice if you want a more neutral flavor with a light and fluffy texture. Start with just one and see how you like it.

Begin with this easy Crepes recipe, which uses freshly ground rice flour and a few other pantry items. Allow your family and friends to participate by creating their own crepe fillings, such as sweet tropical fruit or savory cheese fillings.

Bake Gluten Free Breads and Baked Goods

You can still eat several types of bread if you follow a gluten-free diet! Rice flour can be used in baked goods such as banana and zucchini bread or muffins. Although this flour type isn’t ideal for making sourdough breads, due to its lack of gluten, many professionals prefer to use rice flour when letting their loaves rise and covering them before scoring them!

Looking for a nice muffin recipe? Make these Savory Muffins with nutty pecans and minced onions instead of rice flour. For a wonderful touch, top with cheese immediately out of the oven.

Use it as a thickening agent

Rice flour can be used to thicken soups and stews, as well as tempura batters for frying vegetables, chicken, and other foods. If you don’t feel like baking, use it in a soup like this Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, where you can use your newly ground rice flour instead of wheat flour.

Watch the liquid to batter ratio

Rice flour has the advantage of allowing liquid to enter fast into baked goods, giving the baked items more structure. However, if you’re creating a liquid batter, such as Fluffy Rice Pancakes or Gluten Free Banana Waffles, you may need to add more liquid or an additional egg. You can even chill it for a few minutes to ensure that all of the ingredients are well combined.