For the Gluten-Free Banana Bread recipe could I use ground rice instead of rice flour? I am unable to find rice flour locally! Thank you.
Ground rice and rice flour are unfortunately not interchangeable. Although they are both made from crushed rice, rice flour is much finer than ground rice and they cook differently, so if ground rice is used in baking it will have a slightly gritty texture. This is fine in shortbread (where ground rice is sometimes added to give a crumbly biscuit), but for the banana bread we think that it could be slightly unpleasant. Instead, we would suggest using a plain gluten-free flour blend (gluten-free all-purpose baking flour) for the bread and most major supermarkets now stock gluten-free flours.