Rice doesn't necessarily have to be the rice on our plates at dinner. Rice and its various other parts that used to be discarded through the milling process have other uses.
Rice flour is product of broken rice. It is made from 30% of broken rice. Rice Flour is used to make chips, pasta etc. Rice flour is a necessary staple in the kitchen of anyone with a wheat allergy as it is gluten free. Substitute it for wheat flour in pizza crusts, cakes, breads, tortillas and cookies.
Thicken sauces, gravies and cream pies with rice flour. Use the same amount of rice flour as wheat flour. Whisk rice flour and liquid together and heat over medium heat until bubbles first appear for a smoother mixture. See our recipes pages for more suggestions.
Rice Bran (which includes the germ) accounts for 60% of the nutrients found in each rice kernel. Polit Farms Rice Bran is low in fat and calories and a good source of dietary fiber, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus. It can be easily added to fruit smoothies, cereals, and baked goods. See our recipes page for some suggestions on adding rice bran to your diet.
Non-edible Rice Hulls
Rice hulls are a class A insulating material because they are difficult to burn and less likely to allow moisture to propagate mold or fungi. It was found out that rice hull when burned produced amounts of silica. For these reasons it provides excellent thermal insulation. Our Rice hulls are organic material and can be composted. With proper techniques, rice hulls can be also be burned and used to power steam engines.