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rice flour

n. flour made from rice

Rice flour

Rice flour (also rice powder) is a form of flour made from finely milled rice. It is distinct from rice starch, which is usually produced by steeping rice in lye. Rice flour is a particularly good substitute for wheat flour, which causes irritation in the digestive systems of those who are gluten-intolerant. Rice flour is also used as a thickening agent in recipes that are refrigerated or frozen since it inhibits liquid separation.

Usage examples of "rice flour".

His face couldn't go pale, being already covered in rice flOur-I could taste it on my lips-but his mouth was set, and his expression was .

Foot soldiers wore their hair in a tight folded queue, wrapped round a core of lamb's wool and powdered with rice flour-which, in this climate, rapidly turned to paste as the flour mixed with sweat.

And Wang Lung went again into the town and he bought pork fat and white sugar and the woman rendered the fat smooth and white and she took rice flour, which they had ground from their own rice between their millstones to which they could yoke the ox when they needed to do so, and she took the fat and the sugar and she mixed and kneaded rich New Year's cakes, called moon cakes, such as were eaten in the House of Hwang.

After this she looked as if she'd fallen face-first into a bin of rice flour, for her whole face was ghastly white.

He mashed some rice flour up in the mortar, added some pepper and water, then spread the mixture out and rolled it into a cake which he set on the fire stone to bake.

She recalled her feelings that night in the restaurant when she saw the geisha with their snapping black teeth and faces coated with white rice flour.