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Easy Rice Flour Bread – Gluten Free

You will love the simplicity and ease of this Gluten-Free Rice Flour Bread recipe, and you will want to make it again and again. It is fluffy, soft, and perfect as a sandwich, toast, or snack.

freshly baked sliced rice bread with a soft and chewy texture

No-knead Rice flour yeast bread

This no-knead rice flour yeast bread is easy to make, doesn’t require any fancy equipment or special ingredients, and makes the perfect sandwich bread. It’s sweet-tasting, but not too sweet, and it smells great when you’re toasting it.

The best part about this recipe is that it only takes 15 minutes of hands-on. The remaining time is just for proofing and baking! And your house will smell amazing while it bakes.

Satisfy Cravings With This Gluten-Free Rice Flour Bread

There’s nothing better than pulling fresh bread out of the oven. If you’re sensitive to gluten, finding recipes can be tricky. Look no further with this gluten-free rice flour bread recipe.

With this gluten-free rice flour bread, you can satisfy your bread cravings without sacrificing taste. You’ll be amazed at how closely it matches the taste, texture, and appearance of regular wheat flour!

It has a dense yet soft and chewy on the inside, with With a slightly sweet flavor. However, just like any all-natural gluten-free bread recipe, you may find it not as airy as most regular yeast bread made with white flour.

A loaf of freshly baked rice flour bread

Rice Bread (sandwich bread) – Our New Found Love

This rice bread is our newfound love. It took me many attempts to get here, but it’s all worth it because it has become our family staple. 

We love this recipe because it’s simple, inexpensive, and delicious. It’s also easy to make in bulk and store in your freezer for those days when you need a quick snack or meal.

Whether you have gluten sensitivity or want to avoid wheat in your diet, this gluten-free rice flour bread recipe will soon be your to-go!

This recipe is wheat-free, xanthan gum-free, and free from other allergens that are usually added to gluten-free bread. It is made with simple ingredients like white rice flour, psyllium husk, fat, baking powder, yeast, sweetener, eggs, salt, and apple cider vinegar.

Make sure to keep reading below for the recipe and much-needed details. 

A loaf of freshly baked rice bread

The Deal on Rice Flour

If you’re having trouble finding it, check out local Asian markets or natural food stores, and you can also get it here on amazon.

Keep in mind rice flour doesn’t absorb liquids as wheat flour does, so be sure to give your dough time to rest and hydrate before baking. 

Ingredients for making rice flour bread

Ingredients for making Rice Flour Bread

  • Rice flour is the main ingredient
  • Salt controls yeast growth and encourages browning.
  • Yeast and Baking powder are the leaving agents used in this recipe. Please use both for best results.
  • Coconut oil or melted butter adds rich flavor and makes the bread tender.
  • Apple cider vinegar will help to activate the leavening, so please don’t skip it!
  • Sweetener of choice: sugar, honey, monk fruit, xylitol
  • Eggs help to strengthen the bread
  • Warm water 

How to make Bread with Rice flour

The recipe is a simple one. Simply proof the yeast, mix all of the ingredients together, let rise, and bake!

  • Proof the yeast
  • Combine the dry ingredients
  • Mix the yeast mixture with the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients.
  • Proof and bake
Slices of rice bread on a plate

Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar works with baking powder to help fluff up the bread a bit. It’s also a bit sweeter compared to other kinds of vinegar. Don’t worry about tasting any of the vinegar. It will not show in the final result.

How Do I Make My Own Rice Flour?

You need a powerful blender or a coffee grinder to finely grind rice grains if you don’t have rice flour. Only grind a little at a time. this will let the grinder blade work more efficiently.

Run the flour through your grinder a second time if it doesn’t turn out to be as fine as you’d prefer.

How Long Does It Take?

The whole process takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. However, you only need about 15 minutes of hand’s on time. All the remaining time will be hands-off -proofing time and baking time

Freshly baked and sliced rice sandwich bread

What Do I Serve It With?

Bread, gluten-free or not, can be used in so many fun ways.

If you want something savory:

  1. Try fig jam and goat cheese.
  2. Create an excellent breakfast with avocado and a fried egg.
  3. Satisfy your sweet tooth with peanut butter and bananas.

You can also serve it alongside an entree, such as these baked chicken drumsticks.

Enjoy it fresh out of the oven, or save some to snack on for a couple of days. Either way, each bite will be heaven. You’ll want to hide from others if you want to savor every crumb.

Notes:

  1. You can find Rice flour at any Asian market and here on amazon.
  2. The rice bread needs a lot of steam to create a good crust, so be sure to put a pan of water in the oven while baking.

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Freshly baked and sliced Rice flour bread

Gluten-Free Rice Flour Bread recipe

You will love the simplicity and ease of this Gluten-Free Rice Flour Bread recipe, and you will want to make it again and again.
4.48 from 48 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread, Gluten free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 194.4kcal

Ingredients

Yeast

  • 4 teaspoons yeast
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar
  • 1 cup warm water

Dry Ingredients

  • cups white rice flour
  • 5 tablespoons psyllium husk
  • 3 tablespoons sweetener Sugar, honey, erythritol, monk fruit…
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon baking powder

Liquid Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil or butter
  • 2 teaspoon apple Cider Vinegar

Instructions

  • Yeast: Prepare the yeast by dissolving the honey (sugar) and yeast in warm water in a medium bowl. Leave for 5 to 10 minutes to bloom.
  • Dry ingredients: Mix all the dry ingredients together – white rice flour, psyllium husk, sweetener, salt, and baking powder.
  • Wet Ingredients: Make a well at the center of the dry mix and add the proofed yeast, eggs, 1 cup warm water, coconut oil, and apple cider vinegar. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined. The resulting batter will be wet.
  • Rest: Leave it for 5 minutes, and some of the moisture will be absorbed by the dry ingredients then, you will have a soft dough.
  • Prepare the pan: Line an 8.5 by 4.5 pan with parchment paper and spray or grease with oil.
  • Mix the dough again and turn it into the prepared loaf pan, then cover it with a damp clean kitchen towel and leave it to rise for 40 to 45 minutes or until the dough rises slightly above the level of the pan.
  • Preheat: Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 375F.
  • Bake: Place the dough in the oven and leave it to bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Cool: Leave to cool completely before slicing through. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. You can find Rice flour at any Asian market and here on amazon.
  2. The rice bread needs a lot of steam to create a good crust, so be sure to put a pan of water in the oven while baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 194.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.2g | Protein: 3.5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 208.6mg | Potassium: 98.2mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 1.2g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 43.9mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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Recipe Rating




Maureen

Sunday 31st of March 2024

Absolutely LOVE this recipe and the directions are so easy to follow. Since I like using this bread for breakfast I decided to add raisins, walnuts and cinnamon and it turned out delicious (but I added so many raisins and walnuts I needed two loaf pans). Also, I baked it for 45 minutes and it turned out perfectly.

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Monday 1st of April 2024

Glad you made it your own with the variation. Keep enjoying it, Maureen.

Amy

Thursday 1st of February 2024

Thank you so much for sharing this GF recipe. I made it today and the loaf turned out quite well, in terms of flavour and texture. I had to bake it for longer than instructed, as the inside was still gummy at 35 minutes. Other than that, will definitely repeat this accessible recipe!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 2nd of February 2024

That's great, Amy. Thanks for the feedback.

claire

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

can i use butter instead of coconut oil?

Lola Osinkolu

Tuesday 30th of January 2024

Yes you can.

Jim

Sunday 24th of December 2023

Can I make this in the bread maker? If so, how long to bake it in the bread maker

Lola Osinkolu

Friday 5th of January 2024

Hi Jim, I haven't tried the recipe in a bread maker.

Debbie

Monday 20th of November 2023

Hi Lola,

I baked this for 35 minutes and it smelled wonderful and looked done, but was gummy inside because it wasn't done cooking. Any tips on how to know when it's actually done baking?

Thanks!

Chef Lola's Kitchen

Friday 12th of January 2024

To check for doneness, use a thermometer cooking to 210 degrees. You can also take the bread out and tap the bottom side. If you get a hollow sound, the bread is done. Let the bread completely cool before cutting.