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Let's make Homemade Rice Flour

Let's make Homemade Rice Flour

Japanese rice is known for its springy texture. Let's make some homemade rice flour using that rice. You can use the flour in a variety of sweets and other dishes.

Ingredients

Non-glutinous rice (normal short-grain white rice)
As needed

Steps

1. Just as when you're preparing rice for cooking, thoroughly rinse the rice and let it soak in a generous amount of water. Soak the rice for about 3 hours and then drain well.
2. Spread the rice out in a dish and let dry. Dry it until you can crush it easily with your fingers.
3. Grind the dried rice in a mill.
4. Sift out the finer particles of the mill-ground rice using a sieve or a tea strainer.
5. For the rice that was not ground finely enough, grind it further with a mortar and pestle. Alternatively, if you don't have a mill, you can grind the rice using the mortar and pestle from the start.
6. Store in a tightly sealed jar or a Ziploc bag.
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Story Behind this Recipe

You can make rice flour easily by yourself. There are even rice farmers that own equipment to make rice flour.