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What is rice flour and how to use it in your diet.
Perhaps you know about rice flour. Well, rice flour is nothing but finely ground rice, and wait, don't confuse it with rice starch. Both of these things are very different from each other. Known as a staple food in Southeast Asia, Japan and India, rice flour is produced by finely grinding rice. Now, if you are wondering which rice to use for this flour, then you will be surprised to learn that both white and brown rice are used for it. Now let's learn about the benefits of rice flour.
You may have already heard that rice is rich in carbohydrates, but rice flour is very rich in protein and vitamins. Rice flour is one of the inexpensive sources of nutrients and has all the qualities of wheat flour. As for the nutritional content, 1 cup (about 150 g) of white rice flour contains about 578 calories, 9.4 g of protein, vitamin B6 and various minerals. While 1 cup of brown rice flour contains 11.4 g of protein, it is rich in phosphorus, potassium and vitamin B12.
So, when it comes to health benefits, this flour improves liver health, as it contains choline, which transports cholesterol and triglycerides from the liver. In addition, one of the main advantages of using rice flour is that it is completely gluten-free and safe for people with celiac disease. In addition, brown rice rice flour is rich in fiber and thus promotes intestinal health while lowering cholesterol levels.
Adaptation to your diet
One of the disadvantages of rice flour is its high calorie content. When it comes to including rice flour in your diet, you can use it for baking, but the only thing you need to take care of is that you will need to add more baking powder to it. It has a silky smooth texture and can easily replace universal flour.
Rice flour is an excellent thickener and can be used to make various sauces, soups and even gravies. When it comes to baking goodies, rice flour can be used to make cookies, cakes and even pasta. It's so easy to use that you can make fresh gluten-free pasta.
The benefits of rice flour for athletes
1. Building muscle mass.
2. Weight loss.
3. Long-lasting energy source.
4. High protein content.
Preparation of fresh rice flour
If you are wondering how to do this, then you will be surprised to learn that it is very easy to do at home. All you need is brown/white rice and a powerful kitchen blender. Add the rice to the bowl of a blender or coffee grinder and grind it to a fine powder.
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