If you weren't aware, you should know that rice flour is a type of flour made from ground grains of rice, of either the white or brown variety. It's a great alternative to conventional flour because it has no nasty chemicals hidden inside. It is very simple to make and it can be used in many recipes. Above all, we must consider this option when we have to make meals for people who cannot eat gluten. It also has beneficial properties for your skin. If you want to find out more about this food and you're wondering how to make rice flour to take advantage of both its cosmetic properties and culinary flexibility, OneHowTo will explain everything.
Making rice flour at home
Before we delve into the benefits on a cosmetic level and ideas for delicious recipes, you must learn to make rice flour at home. It is very simple! You only need a powerful blender and the amount of rice you want to use. It can be white or brown rice. Your choice can affect the recipes in their flavor and properties. Both rice varieties work equally well on a cosmetic level.
For its preparation, all you have to do is put the rice grains in the mixer, and blend them to make them into a very fine powder. Of course, we must take into account the amount of rice that will be ground together: if you put more than four cups of rice in the mixer at the same time, the quality of the resulting flour may be quite poor. It is better to make this flour gradually.
The benefits of rice flour for your skin
Rice flour is a good substitute for talc. So if you need some, you can use this type of flour. If applied dry on to the body (without adding anything), it makes our skin dry and it absorbs fats.
Did you know that is a must in Asian countries like Korea? Many Korean women use this type of flour for their skin, especially to remove stains and wrinkles that can occur over time. In addition, rice flour in places like Japan is called "the mask of the geisha". It is not surprising to then note that it brings light to the wearer's face, and we know that these women look like they have extremely clear, polished skin. It can be easily applied to any skin type. After using your make-up remover at night, a mask made from this flour can be used so that the skin appears more pampered, smoother and cleaner when the sun comes up again.
It also serves as an exfoliating agent because the grains are not as fine as wheat flour from the supermarket. So you can use rice flour to remove disgusting pimples and infested blackheads from your face.
Crêpes made from rice flour and almonds
Flour is widely used to make desserts, and rice flour is no exception. With some rice flour, you can develop recipes as delicious as these pancakes with rice flour and almonds. These are suitable for Celiacs and for people with different types of allergies. The ingredients needed for 2 people are as follows:
- 10 almonds
- 3 cups of rice flour
- 1 cup of corn-starch
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1 cup of filler (a good choice is pork and pepper)
- 1 gram (0.03 oz) of gelatine
- 1 cup of shelled corn
- Pinch of salt
You can make a sauce with meat and pepper. Boil it with corn and gelatine for about five minutes and take it off the heat but do not remove the food so it stays warm. Then you have to grind the almonds with 100 ml of water, put it all in a bowl, add the corn-starch and rice flour and stir until you've got a smooth paste. Chuck it all in a blender, and then you can add more water or rice flour until it is a fairly liquid mass, as with traditional French crêpes.
Once done, we put a little oil in a pan and slap a little dough in the center of the pan. When you have made some holes, you can turn it around so that the dough is well cooked on the other side. Next take the sauce from earlier with meat and peppers, roll it all up, and your crêpes are ready!
Chocolate cake with rice flour
If you love chocolate but there are certain foods you cannot eat, write down this cake recipe because it is simply scrumptious. We need the following:
- 200g (7.05 oz) chocolate
- 7 eggs
- 250g (8.8 oz) butter
- 350 g of sugar
- 300 grams (10.5 oz) of cornmeal
- 200g (7.05 oz) of rice flour
- 7 teaspoons of yeast
- Pinch of salt
You must melt the chocolate in a double boiler and as it cools, mix the sugar in with the butter until you've got a foamy product. Add the chocolate, stirring constantly, and add flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt. When well blended, beat the egg whites until stiff and toss them into the mix. Finally, in a pre-heated oven, smatter a container dish with butter and pour the mixture in there.
Baking time in the oven depends and takes more or less time depending on the model and heat, but is approximately one hour when set at a temperature of 150. Enjoy it, darlings!
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