Bowl of homemade rice flour next to a bowl of rice.
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How to Make Rice Flour at Home

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Did you know it is incredibly easy to make rice flour at home? Lots of people enjoy making ingredients at home because they know there are no preservatives added or simply because it is fun. Making rice flour is no different. It is incredibly satisfying to make and can be used in any recipe that calls for rice flour.

I was at the store the other day and I couldn’t even find rice flour to buy. It may be more readily available at other stores and definitely is online, but at any rate, I just made it at home. From start to finish it takes less than 3 minutes or so. Let’s get started!

Ingredients and Equipment

Bowl of white rice on top of a wooden cutting board.

To make rice flour at home all you need is one simple ingredient:

  • Rice – You can use whatever rice you want. Long grain white rice, short grain, wild rice, etc. It all depends on the type of flour you want to make. I generally just use standard enriched long-grain rice when I am making it at home.
Rice flour in a bowl beneath a bowl of white rice.

There is one main tool or piece of equipment that you need:

  • High powered blender – I love my Vitamix, it is amazing. Or if you already own something like a grain mill, then you can certainly use that.
  • Container – I normally use a mason jar with a lid.

How to make rice flour at home

White rice in a Vitamix blender on a counter.

It couldn’t be easier to make rice flour at home.

Add your rice to your high-powered blender. Something like a Vitamix, Blendtec, or maybe even the Nutribullet will work.

I own the Vitamix Explorian E310 and absolutely love it. I use it almost every day.

Try whatever blender you have first, it may work just fine. But usually, to grind up rice and other grains effectively into flour, a more powerful blender is needed. Or of course, if you have a grain mill just use that. I don’t make my own flour at home that often, so the blender is perfect for me.

Rice flour in a blender on a counter top.

Start off blending with the lowest setting then gradually crank it up to the highest setting. Allow it to blend for 30 to 45 seconds on high. It should turn into a nice fine rice flour.

Top view looking into the blender container at the rice flour.

There you go, it is as easy as that. Now it is ready to be used in any recipe that calls for rice flour. I use it all the time when I am making my homemade sourdough bread. It works really well to keep the dough from sticking to my bannetons.

One thing you may want to make with it is your own homemade gluten-free flour mix. I show the recipe for that in this gluten-free muffin recipe. Of course, there are so many other uses for it.

Some people use it as a thickening agent in soups and stews, cakes, pastries, etc.

How do I store the homemade flour?

Fingers holding rice flour in a bowl.

I usually store mine in a large mason jar with a tight lid. You can keep it in the cupboard for a few months or store it in the fridge for up to a year. Just check on it to make sure there is no mold or anything growing on it before use.

Homemade rice flour pin for Pinterest

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Bowl of homemade rice flour next to a bowl of rice.
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Homemade Rice Flour

Learn how to make rice flour at home in a blender. It is super easy and only takes a few minutes.
Prep Time3 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time3 minutes
Course: Ingredient
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: easy, homemade
Servings: 1.5 cups
Calories: 867kcal


  • 1 blender You can try a food processor or coffee grinder as well.
  • 1 Container I usually use a mason jar with lid


  • 1 cup white rice, brown rice, etc.


  • Add the rice to the blender and blend. Start at low and then increase the speed gradually until it is at its highest setting. Blend on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Remove rice flour and store it in an airtight container like a mason jar. It will last a few months in the pantry or about a year in the fridge.


The nutritional facts are based on 1.5 cups of uncooked rice flour as 1 serving.
List of nutritional facts for rice flour
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Calories: 867kcal

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  1. 5 stars
    I had no clue that making rice flour was so easy! thank you for sharing this, you helped a gluten-free gal so much

  2. 5 stars
    Thanks for this post. I had a recipe I wanted to try calling for rice flour but I didn’t have any on hand. I had no idea it would be so easy to make it myself! No need to ever buy it now. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I had no idea it was this easy to make rice flour at home!! What?? My mind is blown right now! Thank you for sharing this recipe with us!

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