Rice flour is very common in parts of the world such as China and Japan where rice is more of a staple ingredient than wheat or wheat flour. In the 1980’s, it was introduced to the western part of the world, where it became a primary ingredient in many processed foods in the baking industry.
Rice flour is made by grinding rice grains. It is high in fibre and lower in calories therefore it can help in calorie reducing diets and it can support the body in cleansing it of toxins. Rice flour can be used to make confections like rice cakes, biscuits, macaroons and some types of buns due to the texture and flavour it lends the finished products. It is also used for dusting confectionary instead of using powdered sugar.