White Rice

Overview (Gluten Free)

One of the greatest things about white rice flour is that most kitchens have a bag of white rice in the pantry. If you have a Lee Household Flour Mill, you’ll never be at a loss for fresh flour. While many think of rice flour as only used in Asian cooking, it is actually quite versatile.

White rice’s (inexpensive) repertoire includes cookies, cakes, breads, Asian noodles. It can also be used for thickening sauces or as a coating for fried foods. It has a milder flavor than brown rice flour and is more easily digested. It has a low-fat content and is a good source of carbohydrates. Despite it’s lower nutritional content, people enjoy these white rice benefits.

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White rice starts out as brown rice. It becomes white after the hull and bran are stripped away. This makes for a faster cooking, lighter rice. After this processing, white rice lacks many of the nutrients in brown rice, so it is “enriched” with vitamins and minerals. However, adding synthetic vitamins cannot compare with the value of these nutrients present in their natural form.

Note: Weight of a cup (or partial cup) of flour varies depending upon whether it is lightly sprinkled into a measuring cup or compacted. Most recipe measurements are based on sifted flour as a way to arrive at more uniform measurement.

White Rice Flour with a Home Flour Mill

Rice is one of the tougher grains and can present a challenge if you are not using a Lee Household Flour Mill.

The best advice is to mill only as much flour as you need for a given recipe. However, if you have extra you can store it in an airtight container to keep it from getting moldy if stored in the pantry. An airtight container also keeps it from absorbing moisture and odor if stored in the refrigerator or freezer. White rice flour can last for years if properly stored.

Gluten Content & Allergen Information

Rice is a gluten-free grain. Flour milled from it is an excellent choice for anyone with gluten intolerance or Celiac disease. There are, however, many individuals who have rice allergies. These allergic reactions can be extreme—to the point of causing the tongue and through to swell up dangerously.

Although white rice flour is naturally gluten-free, it can become contaminated with wheat during processing. Be sure to only buy grains marked as gluten-free.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container
Serving Size 1 Cup
Amount per serving
Calories 578
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrates 127g 43%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 16mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 0mg 0%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Diet Compatibility

Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet seeks to emulate the hunter-gatherer diet of our stone-age ancestors. The emphasis is on wild plants and meats similar to what ancient man would have consumed. As such, dairy products, refined sugar and processed oils are off limits. While many Paleo Diet followers also avoid grains, there is ample archaeological evidence to show that grains were part of Paleolithic era man’s diet.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:
Not Compatible

Mediterranean Diet

This diet seeks to emulate the diets of those living along the Mediterranean coast, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood/fish at least twice a week, limited servings of poultry, and only occasional sweets and red meat.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:

Gluten-Free Diet

As the name suggests, the gluten-free diet eliminates all foods with gluten. Although most of those on a gluten-free diet are on it out of necessity—either due to severe wheat allergies or Celiac disease—many have embraced a gluten-free diet as being healthier.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:

Macrobiotic Diet

Although there are many versions of macrobiotic diets, the common thread is that they emphasize natural, whole foods, grown locally and organically. Whole grains, vegetables, legumes, fruits, seeds and nuts, and occasional seafood are all integral to the diet. Red meats, dairy, poultry, eggs and processed foods are off the menu.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:
Compatible in small amounts

Acid Alkaline Diet

This diet aims to restore the slightly alkaline state of the body, which is believed to be ideal. By focusing on a diet high in vegetables, fruits, sprouted grains, lentils, almonds and soy products, the goal is to have a balance of 80% alkalizing foods and 20% acid forming foods.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:
Compatible – White Rice Flour is condiered to be highly acidic

Low-Carb Diet

As the name suggests, this diet focuses on reducing carbohydrates in the diet to lose weight. The theory is that by staying away from high-carb foods like pasta and bread and eating low carb, high fiber vegetables and fruits instead, your body will go into ketosis and you will lose weight. This diet is sometimes referred to as a ketogenic diet.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:
Compatible in extremely limited quantities; there are better flour choices for this diet.

Atkins Diet

The Atkins Diet is a historically popular low carb diet, instructing dieters not to worry about their calories but to monitor and minimize their intake of sugar and carbohydrates. According to Dr. Atkins, depriving the body of its primary energy sources causes the body to burn fat.

Compatibility with White Rice Flour:
Compatible in extremely limited quantities; there are better flour choices for this diet.

“We love the mill! We use it every day for things from bread, to pastry and it is phenomenal. The biggest selling point for me was the fineness since that would mean we can really do some great pastry with it in addition to bread. It definitely has been great!"


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