how to make rice flour at home, rice flour recipe
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rice flour recipe

homemade rice flour recipe - method to make rice flour at home for snacks or recipes where rice flour is needed. 
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: snacks
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 285 grams
Author: Dassana Amit


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


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.