2-ingredient Rice Flour Roti


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

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:

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 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!

Rice Flour Roti

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

Rice Flour Roti

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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. Rob Combs says

    5 stars
    I just happened upon an Indian Grocery Store in Ceres while taking my Mum to her errands. I went absolutely nuts buying as many ingredients, ie rice flour, hot curry, spices, etc. Browsing the Internet I came across your recipe for Roti and you made it so easy to follow. So I immediately went into my kitchen and once again, went nuts… I think I overindulged and completely gorged!

    I live up in the mountains (Central Sierra Nevadas), but will definitely share your recipe with neighbors!

  2. Julie says

    5 stars
    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I absolutely adore these. They are such a treat. I’ve added savory spices for tostadas or cinnamon/sugar for a sweet treat. The absolute best part about these is that when I roll them into balls, I wrap them and freeze them. Then whenever I want a tortilla I just defrost and cook in a pan. Oh.My.Goodness gluten-free game changer!! ♥

  3. Daryl says

    Gluten free breads need such a high level of technical precision.

    This one really good partly because it’s so simple.

    I liked the wedding metaphor, actually…

  4. Linda Orowitz says

    I make a roti with equal parts whole wheat flour and boiled (must be boiled, not baked or microwaved) sweet potatoes. It’s great. This recipe sounds terrific for when my daughter-in-law comes, she has celiac.

    I loved the comments, and tried to find out why it was sticking. This is what I found.
    A gritty rice flour will often mean that the ingredients in a recipe simply don’t combine properly. You may whisk your dry ingredients together as well as possible, but they’ll still resist combining with the rest of the ingredients.
    It sounds like the rice might need to ground finer.

    I’m looking forward to making these. Someone gave me a grain mill and the only thing I had to grind was my brown rice. I sounds like white rice might work better, but I eat plant-based and eat as many whole grains as possible.

  5. Kristy says

    5 stars
    I made these last night and they were a revelation! I had to stop myself at 3, but I could have eaten alllllll 8 of them. And it could not have been easier.

  6. Danielle Gregorio says

    5 stars
    This worked great!! I couldn’t believe how easy it was! You have changed my world – thank you! I ate it with the leftovers from your Instant Pot Ground Lamb Curry recipe(which was also super easy and yummy!). Thank you! Just a note: I used organic sprouted brown rice flour and had NO issues at all!

  7. Ing says

    Hi Ashley
    Whoa. Something new I learn today. My aunt teach me how to cook rice flour plus water then steam it and put topping on top to eat them. Today I learn I can turn them into roti. That’s really nice. I always go breakfast for roti canai n dhal . Now with this easy recipe. I think I m going to make them n eat at home. Can save some extra money. Thanks so much for this delightful delicious recipe.

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