Rice Flour Gravy
- Candy Jul 22, 2003 08:07 PM
Has anyone used white rice flour to make gravy before for a gluten intolerant diet? If so what proportions liquid to flour?
re: kc girl
I have no idea. My mother and a friend are cooking dinner for a friend who is wheat allergic. They are roasting chickens and she e-maied me wanting to know what proportions they should use. She thought since I am an Home Eccie that I would know all of that stuff.
I use rice flour to make Vietnamese rice rolls among other things but have never used it for gravies. The dinner is tonight and I was just seeking info on ratios of liquid to starch to help them out.
The recipe I have calls for a roux containing 1/3 cup of brown rice flour to 3 cups hot water or stock. I can also send you the recipe if you want as it's a pretty yummy vegetarian treat.
In most Asian grocery stores you can get water chestnut starch which works like cornstarch but with both better and smoother results and better taste. very inexpensive too. i have been developing recipes for my very allergic 5 year old nephew and this stuff is so good i use it for everything now... but haven't tried making roux yet... never thought of trying that... duh!
I didn't grow up in a gravy household (we were more of the straight pan juices type household) but I married into a clan of gravy lovers. So now, when it's my turn to make the Thanksgiving turkey, I juice a bunch of roots, turnip, carrot, parsnip, and potato. You get a lot of juice, which you add to the pan juices and simply reduce. The starch in the veggies thickens up, but you don't have to stir and watch so carefully. It makes a wonderfully silken gravy that my gravy loving in-laws lap up. Potato starch is generally available in the kosher food sections of good grocery stores.
I also don't stuff my turkey with dressing, instead lemons, onions, garlic, thyme, and oranges. Makes the pan juices just wonderful and you don't have to worry about how fast the turkey will go off from the dressing inside it.
My grandmother who was a celiac used the following combination for 1 : 1 flour replacement-- for every cup of wheat flour, use 1/3 c. soy flour, 1/3 c. rice, and 1/3 c. potato. She used it to bake with, and just added a "pinch more" leavener-- baking soda and salt, or baking powder, or yeast. She'd make a whole batch, sift it together, store it in the freezer in a tupperware container, and then dip in whenever she needed wheat flour.