Glutinous Rice Flour is milled from glutinous rice, often known as “sticky rice.” Glutinous rice flour is excellent for baking gluten free bread, muffins and cakes. It is also a superb thickener for soups, sauces and gravies. Glutinous sweet white rice flour is naturally gluten free, rich in carbohydrates and low in fat.
Glutinous rice flour is used more like a starch in baking, adding moisture to baked goods. It’s not sweet like sugar, despite its name, but it is often used for desserts and is one of the main ingredients for making Japanese mochi or Hawaiian butter mochi, which is often topped with grated coconut. People are using this glutinous flour more and more in gluten free cooking to help bind baked goods, thicken sauces and more.
Use this glutinous rice flour as part of a blend with potato starch, sorghum flour and other gluten free flours. As with most gluten free flours, we suggest you add xanthan gum or guar gum when baking with glutinous rice flour. Need a recipe? Browse our collection of gluten free recipes featuring sweet white rice flour and more.