A Simple and Healthy Rice Flour Bread Recipe

This recipe is going to stick to the theme of gluten free recipes that we have been taking a look at lately. This time around, we’ll be baking a bread recipe that uses rice flour instead of regular flour. Some people prefer rice flour for its nutritional benefits while others simply prefer the taste to traditional flour. We’re going to be using both brown rice flour and white rice flour for this recipe, resulting in a deliciously fresh tasting rice flour bread that is easy to make at home, even without a bread machine. I really enjoy this rice flour bread recipe and I hope you do too!


– 2 tsp granulated sugar
– ½ cup water (warm)
– 1 ¼ cups water (room temperature)
– 1 package of active dry yeast
– ⅓ cup vegetable shortening
– 2 cups white rice flour
– 1 cup brown rice flour
– ¼ cup granulated sugar
– 4 tsp xanthan gum
– ⅔ cup dry milk (or ⅓ cup soy powder)
– 1 ½ tsp salt
– 2 whole eggs

Preparation instructions:

1.Preheat your oven to 400°F.
2.In a bowl, dissolve the sugar in the warm water. Next, sprinkle the yeast on top of the water, but do not mix it in. Allow this to sit for around 10 minutes. Once the froth from the yeast has nearly reached the top of your bowl (by the way, your bowl should be a two-cup sized bowl), then it is ready.
3.In a saucepan, add the other water along with the shortening. Heat this and stir it until the shortening has melted, then remove from heat and let it sit until it has cooled down some, but is still slightly warm.
4.In a mixing bowl, mix together the rest of the dry ingredients and then mix in the water with the yeast and sugar. Blend this mixture together well, then add in your water and shortening mix and blend it together some more. Now add the eggs and knead the dough for several minutes.
5.Put the dough in a warm place to rise until it has doubled in size. This usually takes about an hour. Pour the risen dough into a greased bread pan.
6.Bake the bread in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, and then cover it with foil and bake for an additional 50 minutes.
7.Allow your bread to cool on a rack.

There you have it. A healthy and delicious rice flour bread recipe that you can make in the late afternoon and enjoy with dinner! This bread recipe is a favorite among my friends who cannot eat gluten.

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