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Chapter 17: Preparation and Applications of Rice Flour

An-I Yeh, Graduate Institute of Food Science & Technology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

RICE: Chemistry and Technology, Third Edition
Pages 495-539
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1094/1891127349.017
ISBN: 978-1-891127-34-9


In the wheat industry, “milling” always produces flour. In the rice industry, the terminology differs. “Milling” usually refers to the removal of bran for producing polished rice, and “grinding” broken or polished rice produces rice flour. However, “milling” has also been used to describe the process of grinding rice. In this chapter, “polishing” refers to the removal of bran and “milling” to the process of grinding rice to flour.

The applications of rice flour include traditional Asian foods and baked goods, many of which have now spread around the world. Rice flour can also be used to produce gluten-free rice bread for gluten-sensitive individuals and is typically used in baby foods.