Western Foods

Brown Rice Flour

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Brown rice flour is a nutritious, gluten free alternative to wheat flour and serves as an extremely versatile ingredient. A healthy bran layer is included to add color, flavor and fiber to your dishes.  Rich in carbohydrates and low in fat, it can be used as a one-to-one substitute for traditional wheat flour and is a wonderful option for those with gluten-intolerance disorders.  Try using brown rice flour to thicken sauces, coat fish and other proteins, or to bake breads, cakes and more. 

Our brown rice flour is from Western Foods.  Western Foods is and employee owned (ESOP) company who believes in efficient manufacturing practices and who are environmentally aware.  

Western Foods is employee owned (ESOP), efficient manufacturing practices, and environmentally aware. Recently they started working with local farmers to grind garbanzo beans into high protein gluten free flour. Garbanzo beans are a rotational crop for tomatoes, creating value added incentives for farmers to grow additional crops and remain organic.

In the northern part of the central valley of California, farmers have experienced prolong drought conditions. After three years of drought and fallow fields, farmers have automatically qualified for organic production, a hidden benefit to a difficult period.

After an El Nino year in 2015/16, California received a normal snow pack and rain fall, meaning enough water was able to flow into the valley, allowing rice farmers to produce organic California short and medium grained rice. In the Southeast Asian region (Thailand, Vietnam and India), El Nino has caused lower rain fall and lower rice yields, and a higher price for South East Asian rice. This means organic Californian rice and rice flour has become increasingly accessible and affordable.

When we picture rice production, we often picture a fully flooded field built on terraces. In California, a clay pan on the valley floor seals in the water that is flooded in the rice fields. Fields are flooded with 3- 4 inches or water, which is then allowed to sit for about one month.  95% of California’s historical wetlands have disappeared. While the rice fields are flooded, they provide habitat and water refuge for 230 species of wild life. Acquiring and restoring the amount of land required for the seven million ducks and geese that make rice fields their home would cost about $2 billion. http://calrice.org/.  Once the fields are drained in early September, the water flows to return to the rivers, providing habitat for fish, ducks and shore birds. http://calrice.org/blog/?id=1439299200&author=California+Rice+Commission

Moisture: 14% Max
Protein: 7.5 Grams
Blend:  Medium grain rice and stabilized rice bran
Treatment:  None

Storage Recommendations

It is recommended to store this product in conditions with ambient temperature and low humidity.  The shelf life is 12 months from date of manufacture when stored in optimum conditions and in original sealed packaging.


  • Non-GMO
  • Gluten Free
  • Kosher (Orthodox Union)
  • Stored in an AIB Superior Rated Facility

Note: The information listed above about moisture and protein content are averages only. They may change from year to year depending on growing conditions. For the most up to date information, please contact our sales department by clicking here.