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Method to make rice flour at home explained with step by step pics.

During festival time many snacks are made which has rice flour as one of the main ingredient.

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rice flour recipe

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When offering any food to deities its better to make rice flour at home instead of using store brought rice flour. In this post, I am sharing how I make rice flour at home. I had made this rice flour to make murukku for Diwali. So I thought I will take pics and share the method.

You can use any quantity of rice. smaller quantities can be ground in a mixer-grinder, but for large quantities give in a grinding mill (chakki).

One of my readers had informed me that For South Indian snacks a type of rice called as IR 20 raw rice is used. this rice is easily available in Tamil Nadu. But not in other parts of India. Where I live IR 20 raw rice is not available. So I have used sona masuri rice to make the flour.

if you live in Tamil Nadu, then you can use IR 20 raw rice. If you do not get IR 20 raw rice, then use any short to medium grained regular rice.

After making the rice flour, store in an airtight jar. You can even refrigerate or freeze rice flour.

homemade rice flour recipe

Preparation to make rice flour recipe

1. Take the required quantity of rice you will need. Rinse in water a couple of times and then soak for 2 to 3 hours in enough water. I used 1.5 cups of sona masuri rice.

rice to make rice flour

2. After 2 to 3 hours, drain all the water. Soaking for more time helps the rice grains to grind well.

rice to make rice flour

3. Now place a large clean kitchen napkin or kitchen towel on the countertop or on a table. Spread the rice on the kitchen towel. Let the rice grains dry in shade for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Do not dry in the sun.

rice to make rice flour

4. The rice grains should have a faint moist touch to them. They should not be completely dry.

rice to make rice flour

Making rice flour

5. Then add the rice grains in a grinder jar.

rice to make rice flour

6. Grind to a fine consistency. I ground rice grains in one batch. But if you use more cups of rice, then you will have to grind in 2 to 3 batches.

rice to make rice flour

7. Take the rice flour in a sieve and then sift it.

homemade rice flour recipe

8. Below is a pic of the sifted rice flour.

homemade rice flour recipe

9. After sieving you will see small granules of the rice grains in the sieve. You can add these back to the grinder jar and then grind again and sift again. Or you can use these small idli rava like rice grains to make idli or dosa or upma or any recipe that calls for rice rava.

homemade rice flour recipe

10. Now spread the rice flour in the plate and let it dry for some more time till its completely dry.

homemade rice flour recipe

11. Then spoon the rice flour in an air tight container. store in a cool place and use as required. If the recipe calls for roasting the rice flour, then you can roast till you see some steam coming from it. If not using in a few days, then you can refrigerate or freeze rice flour. 1.5 cups of rice yields about 2.33 cups of rice flour.

rice flour recipe
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Rice Flour Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Homemade rice flour recipe - method to make rice flour at home for snacks or recipes where rice flour is needed. 
how to make rice flour at home, rice flour recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:2 hrs
Course:snacks
Cuisine:South Indian
Servings (change the number to scale):285 grams
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups rice (285 grams rice) or as required in small quantities
  • water as required

Instructions

soaking rice

  • Take the required quantity of rice you will need. Rinse in water a couple of times and then soak for 2 to 3 hours in enough water. I used 1.5 cups of sona masuri rice.
  • After 2 to 3 hours, drain all the water.

drying rice to make rice flour

  • Now place a large clean kitchen napkin or kitchen towel on the countertop or on a table. Spread the rice on the kitchen towel. Let the rice grains dry in shade for about about 45 minutes to 1 hour. do not dry in the sun.
  • The rice grains should have a faint moist touch to them. They should not be completely dry.

making rice flour

  • Then add the rice grains in a grinder jar.
  • Grind to a fine consistency. I ground rice grains in one batch. But if you use more cups of rice, then you will have to grind in 2 to 3 batches.
  • Take the rice flour in a fine sieve and then sift it.
  • After sieving you will see small granules of rice grains in the sieve. You can add these back to the grinder jar and then grind again and sift again. Or you can use these small idli rava like rice grains to make idli or dosa or any recipe that calls for rice rava.
  • Now spread the rice flour in the plate and let it dry for some more time till its completely dry.
  • Then spoon the rice flour in an air tight container. Store in a cool place and use as required. If the recipe calls for roasting the rice flour, then you can roast till you see some steam coming from it. If not using in a few days, then you can refrigerate or freeze rice flour. From 1.5 cups of rice, I got 2.33 cups rice flour.

Notes

Note that the approx nutrition info is for 1 tablespoon of homemade rice flour. 

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Rice Flour Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 36 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Calcium 3mg0%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 1µg0%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 2mg1%
Phosphorus 11mg1%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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6 comments/reviews

  1. Hi mam, how many times can i keep it in the refrigerator ?

    • its stays good for more than 6 months in the fridge.

  2. Hello.I had a doubt . Would it work if I used basmati rice ?

    • yes will work with basmati rice.

    • Will it work. With boiled rice or Dosa rice?

      • Yes.