26 November 2011

Homemade Brown Rice Flour

For years I've wondered why I continue buying bags of expensive 
gluten free flour when all the ingredients I need are already in my pantry

I was desperate to bake some delicious Gluten Free Ginger Molasses
 Cookies, and without any Brown Rice Flour on hand, I grabbed my jar
of Organic Brown Rice and started from scratch... the old fashioned way

Equipment: Food Processor

Step One: Add dry brown rice into the food proccessor

Approximately 1-2 cups of rice should be enough

Step Two: Cover with lid and start blending

Use both the CHOP and GRIND buttons, alternating
 back and forth to ensure no grains are left untouched

Chop, Grind, Chop, Grind, Chop, Grind, etc.

Step Three: Stop periodically and check your 
flour, gauging how finely ground the powder is

Getting closer but you can still see small chunks of brown rice

Finished Product: You want to get it as fine as you can. Keep in mind that I 
use a very in-expensive Cuisinart Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor. It took me 
about 5 minutes of chopping, grinding, and checking until I got the right flour 
consistency. High-tech processors will do this much faster and with more precision

Be Creative: Try other grains like millet, quinoa, wild rice, spelt berries, barley
etc. or combine a few different grains to create your own unique flour blends!

Stay Tuned: Tomorrow I'll show you how great this homemade
 brown rice flour works in a lovely recipe for Gingerbread Cookies


Anonymous said... [reply]

i would catastrophically fail on this and any venture such as this. you are very talented in the kitchen and have thus earned my respect! :) x

Lyn @ FueledBySalad said... [reply]

This is awesome! I'd love to try making some brown rice noodles with home-ground brown rice flour - awesome idea. It's practically impossible to find brown rice flour here. Can't wait for your cookie recipe. :D

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

I make my own oat flour, because oats tend to be a bit easier on the food processor/blender. I haven't tried any harder grains, because they really kick the crap out of your machines, and tend to make the plastic jar/bowl go cloudy. But you are right, it seems silly to buy flours when they are so much more expensive than grinding your own.

chow and chatter said... [reply]

wow so cool, who knew making flour could be so easy love it

Anonymous said... [reply]

This is so awesome! I've never made my own flour but, after seeing how easy it is, I definitely will be.
I'm getting a food processor for christmas which I'm so excited about. And I can't wait for the recipe tomorrow!

Fran@BCDC said... [reply]

That seems easy enough! I think I'll try it!

Willow said... [reply]

I'm going to get myself a food processor! I didn't realize you could make flour with them. But I do make my own rice porridge by sticking rice in the coffee grinder....then I cook it like cream of wheat. (black japonica rice (lundberg) + cinnamon and nutmeg + maple syrup + a dash of salt--yummy.)

Kath (My Funny Little Life) said... [reply]

Thank you so much for this, Kelsey! I've immediately sent the link to my mom (my parents both switched to a gf diet a couple of months ago, due to my dad getting gradually aggravating bowel issues over the past years that eventually reached a life-threatening state with emergency hostipal stays every three or four months, and the gf diet already helped a lot with this), and she was very excited and told me that she wanted to dig out her food processor and try this. You know, she's a baker, and my dad loves bakes goodies. ;)

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

That is so cool - I really, really want a food processor. They are so versatile.

Unknown said... [reply]

This tutorial seems a bit more in depth but I'm thinking it may help with consistency. Going to try both.Thanks! I use a coffee grinder to make ground Flax and will probably use it for this too - small batches.

Unknown said... [reply]

Just a little FYI: rice has been found to have a pretty high amount of arsenic (picked up from the soil it's grown in). You can get rid of a lot of it by rinsing the rice before cooking. I don't know how much that would affect the flour-making process. You might be able to rinse and then dry it.

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