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Alternatives To Rice Flour?

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I also started a post about rice free pizza crust recipes, but I want to also ask a general question to some of you with more gluten free cooking experience than me.

I would like to start moving away from the copious amounts of rice my family is consuming, due to the latest arsenic in rice news. We eat way too much, especially my children.  I'm hoping that maybe there are some good alternatives to rice flour in baking? Anyone have any suggestions, or are also trying to steer away from rice flour? I did a quick search and saw sorghum and amaranth flour mentioned. Anyone try these? Can you simply swap them out in a recipe asking for rice flour? I've done some baking with almond flour, which is delicious, but very expensive and not great for all kinds of baking, I don't believe.

Anyone?

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I use coconut flour, but I'm sure it does depend on what you're baking. It's about $5.00 a bag...almond flour is definitely crazy expensive! 


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Quinoa flour works well as a substitution where rice flour is called for. You can do quinoa flour more economically by grinding it yourself, if you have a grinding implement.

 

I know where you're coming from, we also try to limit our rice consumption, due to arsenic concerns.


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Oh, and if you're wanting to continue eating whole rice from time to time, white basmati rice from India is one of the safest rice varieties. (very low arsenic level) I buy mine in 20 lb bags from Sam's Club for just over $1 per pound.


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