2-Ingredient Rice Flour Recipe


2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

What I love about this Rice Flour Bread:

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).

How to Make Roti (2 ingredients, Gluten Free)

You boil some water and then add rice flour. It forms a crumbly mixture, like this:

2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Dump the crumbly mixture onto a piece of parchment paper and knead until you form the dough. Shape the dough into a large log and then cut the log into six pieces (or however many pieces you want):

2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Roll each piece into a ball:

2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

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:

2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Easy, right? I can’t wait to hear what you think!

Is Rice Flour Gluten-Free?

Yes! This roti is completely gluten-free because it’s made with rice flour.

Recommendations for other Rice Flour Recipes

Gluten Free Roti with Rice Flour

2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti by Ashley of MyHeartBeets.com

Gluten Free Roti with Rice Flour

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Servings 6 flatbreads


  • 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).
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  1. MJ says

    4 stars
    Mine didn’t turn out so nice looking as yours but they pass in the taste! I added Butter to mine towards the end as they were quite dry but still edible.

  2. Ann says

    1 star
    The mixture stayed crumbly. Impossible to roll out or spread by hand. Impossibly to flip in frying pan. Tastes like cooked rice. Might as well eat rice. Easier to cook.

  3. Rotiisshit says

    1 star
    Was horrible, I did everything step by step with this recipe and it was a complete waste of my time I do not recommend this at all and I will not be using any of Ur recipes again

  4. Nunya B. says

    5 stars
    Ok, I live in a rural place where rice flour is rare, so I didn’t have QUITE enough to do the recipe properly. What I did was roughly 2/3 cup rice flour and 1/3 cup whole wheat.

    No parchment paper? Use greased-up aluminum foil like I did.

    No non-stick pan? I used an oiled cast iron skillet. Think of your Southern grandma frying cornbread patties and you’ll get the idea.

    Even with these tweaks the bread came out yummy.

  5. Roger says

    5 stars
    I used the microwave on full power for a short time on each side. I rolled it very thin. It come out crispy and I ate it with nut butter. Quite nice but not as good as in the frying pan.

  6. Antonia Elwes says

    Hi Ashley would you have a recipe for a sweet potato roti, so substituting the wheat flour with sweet potato flour?

  7. Salma says

    Hi Ashley,
    Is it possible to substitute brown rice flour for the rice flour. And would the proportions stay the same? My son can’t tolerate white rice flour 🙂 Thanks for coming up with amazing recipes!

  8. Punjabi says

    5 stars
    Came out perfect – amazing, like white chapatti flour chapattis (pre tummy ache gluten issue days!)

    Yes, it does stick to the parchment- so, I made it like a chapatti – I ‘rice floured’ the base parchment paper, hand flattened as much as possible swerving the roll same time, then threw more rice flour on the top then used the rolling pin – constantly turning & flouring, just like u make normal chapattis, came out perfect- thank you! (Didnt use the parchment paper on top as it was easier to manage with the floured rolling pin)

    Next time will try to make on a greased tava rather than frying pan to see if I can get that ‘smokey’ flavour

  9. April says

    Can you save or freeze the dough for later? I generally don’t need to make that much for 1 so I’d prefer to save the remainder for another day. Thanks! This is a life saver recipe for me!!

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