I have been waiting for today to share this recipe for rice flour roti with you…
Why today? Because this is a magical recipe and I wanted to share it on the three-year anniversary of my most magical day: my wedding.
I know this is a totally absurd comparison, but this recipe for rice flour flatbread is kind of like my marriage. The flatbread is made up of two simple ingredients (rice flour + water). My marriage is made up of two simple people (me + Roby). BUT. When you put us together… we create something unexpected. Something magical.
(Yes, feel free to roll your eyes, lol).
What am I even talking about? Now that I’ve completely lost both of us… I’ll just talk about the bread 🙂
Rice Flour Roti
This rice flour roti, also known as akki roti, isn’t fancy. It’s not exceptionally flavorful or delicious or really anything other than a simple flatbread. It’s a vehicle that’ll help you scoop up meat, vegetables, or curry.
I know a lot of my readers have food allergies and so I’m hoping that this flatbread will be really useful to those of you who can eat rice flour. (If you can’t eat rice flour, then try my paleo naan, coconut flour naan, or my paleo roti).
So here’s the “how to make rice flour roti” story:
You boil some water and then add rice flour. It forms a crumbly mixture, like this:
Dump the crumbly mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and knead until you form dough. Shape the dough into a large log and then cut the log into six pieces (or however many pieces you want):
Roll each piece into a ball:
Then flatten the ball between two sheets of parchment paper. Use a rolling pin to roll them out as thin as you can. Cook the rice flour flatbreads on a non-stick skillet over medium heat until both sides are cooked through:
Easy, right? I can’t wait to hear what you think!
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup rice flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Oil to grease hands
- Bring the water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Add salt and stir, then add the rice flour and mix well. The mixture will look crumbly.
- Turn off heat, cover the pot and let this sit for 10 minutes.
- Add a little oil to your hands then knead the dough and form it into one large ball. Then, break it off into 6 pieces.
- Roll each piece of dough into a ball, then put it between two sheets of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll it out. Repeat with remaining dough.
- Put the roti on a pre-heated non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Cook both sides until cooked through (a couple minutes per side).