Rice flour is a form of powder made from finely milled rice.
It is different to rice starch, and over leads wheat flour that is known for causing irritations to digestive systems for those who are gluten-intolerant. It is produced by removing raw rice grains and then grounding it to flour.
Japanese rice flour
The Japanese rice flour is called komeko and it’s either produced of sweet rice or primarily used for creating confectioneries. Or from ground raw glutinous rice and is often used to produce confectioneries.
Chinese and other countries rice flour
In Chinese, flour rice is called mifen, galapong in Philippines, and pirinç unu in Turkey. All of the mentioned countries use rice flour as a main ingredient in its traditional dishes.
Thousands of dishes around the world are made from rice flour, including rice noodles and desserts like Japanese mochi and Filipino cascaron. Rice flour is also widely used as a thickening agent in recipes that are refrigerated or frozen since it inhibits liquid separation.