Why you might think? Because this recipe only requires 3 ingredients. They are pliable and so tasty. If you do not like other gluten-free flour tortillas like corn tortillas or cassava tortillas this might be your new favorite tortilla. So are you ready to learn how to make rice flour tortillas? Let’s get started!
I never used rice flour until I tasted the best carrot cake ever that was made with rice flour.
But there are more wonderful rice flour recipes you can make. Especially because it doesn’t contain any gluten so everybody can eat it.
Just like these gluten-free flour tortillas. What is so great about them is that they are just as pliable as flour tortillas.
Even though the texture is different you can still treat them the same way as flour tortillas.
When you bake them in a skillet they even raise up just like a regular tortilla and get brown patches.
The only difference is the tortillas are paler than regular because the flour is totally white.
But that is no reason to stop us. They taste amazing just like soft tacos so take a look down below with all the delicious things you can stuff them with.
Different Type Of Rice Flour
You may not be aware but there is more than one type of rice flour. There are three types and all of them are gluten-free.
“Regular” rice flour is milled flour and made from long-grain brown and white Japonica rice. The inner kernels are ground into flour.
- White rice flour – is great to use in gluten-free baking like cake but also batters for pancakes, tempura, or noodles
- Brown rice flour – works really well to thicken your stew, soup, sauce, or filling.
- Glutinous rice flour – besides Japonica rice flours you also have glutinous flour also known as sweet rice flour. It is made from a different type of rice. By grinding the cooked and dehydrated kernels of long or short-grain glutinous rice you get glutinous rice flour. This is sticky rice and results in sticky dough or batter. It is used to make dumplings, sweet rice cakes.
To make rice flour tortillas use white rice flour so take a close look when you buy your rice flour that you buy the right rice flour.
It is really easy to make these gluten-free tortillas. Watch the step-by-step instructions in the video slideshow.
That way you see how easy it is to make these tortillas.
Rice Flour Tortilla Ingredients
To make these gluten-free tortillas you only need 3 ingredients. Have the following ready when you start:
- White rice flour (Attention: use white rice flour NOT glutinous rice flour)
- Oil for kneading
That is it, that is all you need!
How To Make Rice Flour Tortillas
To make these tortillas start boiling water. Add the flour and salt to a bowl and stir.
Take about a cup of boiling water and add it to the rice flour. Gradually stir the water through the rice flour so add it slowly so you can see the consistency change.
You will get a crumbly consistency. Now cover the bowl with a lid and let it rest for 10 minutes.
Put some oil on your hand and knead the crumbly consistency into a dough.
Shape the dough into a log then cut it into 6 equal-sized pieces about the size of a golf ball.
Shaping The Tortillas
Then roll each piece of dough into a ball. Shape the tortillas using a tortilla press like this cast-iron tortilla press and use parchment paper to put the dough in between.
You can also make them using a rolling pin. Put the dough between two pieces of parchment and roll into a tortilla.
The dough looks fragile but using parchment paper works really great. Just be careful when you remove the paper and put the tortillas in the skillet to bake.
Bake The Tortillas
Preheat a skillet to medium-high. You do not need any cooking products when baking the tortillas.
Bake a tortilla for 1 to 2 minutes per side until dark patches appear. Put in a tortilla warmer or in a clean kitchen towel.
Repeat for the remaining 5 tortillas and you are ready to serve.
How To Store These Tortillas
These tortillas taste best when served straight away. As it doesn’t take a lot of time to make that is recommended.
You can make them ahead of time and store them:
- Fridge – put them when completely cooled in an airtight container or ziplock bag. You can keep them for a day or two
- Freezer – you can also store them in the freezer after they are completely cooled. Store them separated with parchment paper then also them in an airtight container or ziplock bag
Favorite Tortilla Fillings
These tasty gluten-free tortillas go great with a lot of fillings like:
Have fun trying the best rice flour tortillas!
If you like to try other kinds of tortilla recipes then check out our ultimate guide on how to make tortillas.
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The best gluten-free tortillas are rice flour tortillas. Just as soft and pliable as flour tortillas. Add your favorite fillings. Try it!
- 1 cup of rice flour
- ¾-1 cup of water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Oil to grease hands
- Boil water. Add the flour and salt in a bowl and stir
- Add ¾ of boiling water slowly to the rice flour. Slowly stir the water through so you can see the consistency change. Add more water if needed
- You will get a crumbly consistency. Cover the bowl with a lid and let it rest for 10 minutes
- Put oil on your hand and knead the crumbly consistency into a dough
- Shape it into a log. Cut into 6 equal-size pieces the size of a golf ball
- Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Shape the tortillas using a tortilla press and use parchment paper to put the dough in between
- Preheat a skillet to medium-high without a baking product
- Bake a tortilla for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Put in a tortilla warmer or in a clean kitchen towel
- Repeat for the remaining 5 tortillas and you are ready to serve
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The dough looks fragile but using parchment paper works really great. Just be careful when you remove the paper and put the tortillas in the skillet to bake You can also make them using a rolling pin. Put the dough between two pieces of parchment and roll into a tortilla
Calories: 117; Fat: 3g; Carbs: 21g; Protein: 2g