What is glutinous rice flour?

Does glutinous rice flour contain gluten? What's the difference between glutinous rice flour and regular rice flour?

What is glutinous rice flour?

Glutinous rice flour, also known as sweet rice flour, is ground from long- or short-grain glutinous rice (aka sticky rice). But, it’s not sweet and it does not contain gluten. It does, however, have a much higher starch content than other kinds of rice, making it great at thickening or binding, like in the Sesame Balls from Issue 139.

Conversely, regular rice flour is ground from long- or medium-grain rice, your common, everyday type. It too is gluten-free. These flours should not be used interchangeably unless noted in a recipe.

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