My new gluten free bread without rice flour recipe turns out moist and flavorful. It caters to a variety of dietary needs without sacrificing taste. If you want a great sandwich bread, this bread is deliciously perfect for sandwiches! Elevate your gluten free baking with this simple yet satisfying bread recipe.

A sliced loaf of gluten free rice free bread on a wooden cutting board.

If you are gluten-free and need to avoid rice flour, there are few options. Almost every gluten free flour blend and product contains rice flour. Rice is usually well tolerated by those who are gluten free, but rice can also have high levels of arsenic. This has become a big issue for those on a gluten free diet because we eat so much rice.

One good way to reduce the arsenic risk is to bake homemade gluten free baked goods with a gluten-free flour blend without rice flour. This will naturally allow you to reduce the amount of rice you eat.

This gluten free bread, made with my new rice-free flour blend, skips using rice flour but doesn’t skimp on taste. My DIY recipe combines sorghum flour, cassava flour, and potato starch. The result is a moist and flavorful bread that caters to various dietary needs without sacrificing taste.

Allergen Information:

This gluten free bread is dairy-free, gum-free, soy-free, nut-free, and gluten-free! If you prefer to use xanthan gum, I have instructions to use it.

Rice is a common allergen; some individuals may have sensitivities or allergies. By excluding rice flour from your blend, you create an option for those who need to avoid rice for dietary reasons. If you love to bake, find your new favorite recipe in my recipe index.

Photos of all of the rice-free bread ingredients.

Ingredient Notes:

  • My Gluten Free Flour Blend Without Rice Flour – Sorghum flour, cassava flour, potato starch OR arrowroot starch, psyllium husk or xanthan gum, and flaxseed meal.
  • Yeast – Always double-check that the brand you use is gluten-free. Red Star Platinum is NOT gluten free!
  • Sugar or Honey (for the yeast.)
  • Baking Powder and Salt – Use aluminum-free baking powder.
  • Eggs – Size large.
  • Oil – I used avocado oil, but any mild flavored oil will work.
  • Water – Use filtered water because chlorine in tap water affects yeast growth.

Bread Making Tips:

  • Rise your bread dough in a warm environment. I preheat my oven to 200º F, then turn the oven off. Rising in a warm area is even more important during the cooler months.
  • Do not cover the dough tightly with plastic wrap; this will reduce the amount of air in your dough and affect the rise. (Also, don’t use press and seal types of plastic wrap.) I loosely lay the plastic wrap on top of the dough.
  • Store it the right way! Learn How to Store Gluten Free Bread so you can keep it fresh.

Step-By-Step Directions:

Photos of steps 1 and 2 making the rice free bread.

Step 1: Warm the water in a microwave-safe dish. Keep the water temperature no hotter than 110º F. Add the yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit until it is frothy.

Add the oil and eggs. Whisk to blend.

Step 2: Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend.

Photos of steps 3 and 4 making the bread.

Step 3: Pour the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients and mix into dough.

Step 4: Grease an 8.5 to 9-inch cast iron loaf pan. Add the bread batter to the pan. Cover very loosely with plastic wrap and put it in a warm place to rise. Let it rise for 45 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.

You can see in the Step 4 photo and the after-rising photo below how much rise this dough had. (See the Tips for Success section above for more rising tips.)

🔑 Sandi says: Remember, you only get one good rise with gluten free, so you want to rise the dough in the loaf pan.

A picture of the dough so you can see how much it rose over the pan.

Step 5: Check out how high the dough rose! Preheat the oven to 350º F.

Brushing egg wash over the dough.

Step 6: Mix egg and water in a small bowl. Use a basting brush to spread the egg wash over the top of the dough.

Step 7: Bake the bread for 40-50 minutes. The baking time will vary depending on your loaf pan’s size and material. I used an 8.5-inch cast iron loaf pan, which bakes things a little quicker.

Step 8: Remove the bread from the oven and check the internal temperature of your bread with a baking digital thermometer. You want the internal temperature to be between 200-210º F.

Step 9: Let the bread sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then gently tip the bread out of the pan and set it on a wire cooling rack.

Let the bread fully cool to room temperature before slicing. Slice the bread with a serrated bread knife. This is a great sandwich bread recipe!

Recipe FAQ:

Are there any store-bought rice-free gluten-free flour blends?

The only rice-free gluten-free flour blend I know of is Namaste Gluten Free Flour Blend. Several of my readers use it in my recipes. My goal is to test it out sometime.

How do you store gluten free bread?

Gluten free tends to spoil quickly. I recommend slicing the cooled loaf of rice-free bread and placing wax paper between each slice. Freeze the bread in a freezer-safe zipper bag.

A top view of a sliced loaf of bread on a wooden cutting board.

More Gluten Free Bread Recipes:

Love This Recipe?

If you made and enjoyed this recipe, I would be incredibly grateful if you could leave a comment below. Please include which flour blend you used. This helps others know that this recipe is delicious. Thank you!

A sliced loaf of gluten free rice free bread on a wooden cutting board.

Gluten Free Bread Recipe Without Rice

Sandi Gaertner
A delicious rice-free gluten free sandwich bread recipe. It is easy to bake in the oven.
4.75 from 4 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Rise Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Gluten Free Bread Recipe
Cuisine American
Servings 16 slices
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
  

Yeast Mixture

  • 2 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast 1 packet
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups water

Bread

  • 3 cups gluten free rice free flour blend See notes for recipe
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder aluminum-free
  • 1 teaspoon salt Less if you need to be low sodium.
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons light oil I used avocado oil.
  • 1 small egg For egg wash!

Instructions
 

  • Warm the water in a microwave-safe dish. Keep the water temperature no hotter than 110º F. Add the yeast and sugar. Let the mixture sit until it is frothy.
  • Add the oil and eggs to the foamy yeast mixture. Whisk to blend.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to blend.
  • Pour the yeast mixture into the dry ingredients and mix into dough.
  • You can also use a stand mixer to mix this bread dough. Use a paddle attachment.
  • Grease an 8.5 to 9-inch loaf pan. Add the bread batter to the pan. Cover very loosely with plastic wrap and put it in a warm place to rise. Let it rise for 45 minutes or until the dough doubles in size.
  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Mix egg and water in a small bowl. Brush this egg wash over the top of the dough.
  • Bake the bread for 45-50 minutes. The baking time will vary depending on your loaf pan's size and material. I used an 8.5-inch cast iron loaf pan, which bakes things a little quicker.
  • Remove the bread from the oven and check the internal temperature of your bread with a baking digital thermometer. You want the internal temperature to be between 200-210º F.
  • Let the bread sit in the pan for 5 minutes, then gently tip the bread out of the pan and set it on a wire cooling rack.
  • Let the bread fully cool to room temperature before slicing. Slice the bread with a serrated bread knife.

Notes

  1. To make my gluten-free, rice-free blend, mix 1 cup sorghum flour, 1 cup cassava flour, and 1 cup potato starch or arrowroot starch. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons psyllium husk or 1 teaspoon xanthan gum and 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (optional.) Here is the full recipe Gluten Free Flour Blend Without Rice.
  2. I have not tested the recipe with instant yeast. Note: Red Star Platinum brand is not gluten free.
  3. Remember, you only get one good rise with gluten free, so you want to rise the dough in the loaf pan.
  4. Store leftover bread in a freezer bag in the freezer. Slice the bread and place wax paper between each slice to prevent them from freezing stuck together. 

SPECIAL NOTE

Please know that every gluten free flour blend has a different starch to grain ratio. If you use a blend I didn’t test, you may need to adjust your moisture levels in your baked goods.

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 155mgPotassium: 38mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 30IUVitamin C: 0.001mgCalcium: 30mgIron: 1mg
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8 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Please help– I baked this in a 9×5
    glass pyrex, pulled it out at 38 min, stuck my instant read thermometer in the middle and temp was 201 degrees. I cooled it per instructions and it fell in the middle, and when I sliced it, it was delicious….but gummy and underbaked! Why was the internal temp 201 when it was still underbaked? And now I am not sure how I will be able to tell when it’s done. Please help. So happy I found this site, and I really want this bread to work! Been searching a long time for bread that would fit our criteria.

    1. Hi, I am happy to help, but I have no experience with glass bakeware. I find it doesn’t perform as well. I found this on Google, and I suspect this is your issue as to why the middle wasn’t cooked. Did you use my exact flour combination, or did you substitute any ingredients? That can also affect things greatly. “Glass bakeware is heavier and slower to heat than metal, but once it’s hot, it retains that heat for much longer. So when using a glass pan to bake something like a cake or a batch of brownies, you may find that the sides and bottom will brown at a much faster rate than the interior cooks.” All Recipes is the source.

      1. Thank you for the speedy reply! Yes, I followed the recipe exactly. I used the xanthan and ground flax instead of the psyllium husk. Another issue I had was that the loosely placed plastic wrap adhered to the glass baking dish while rising in the oven and formed a tight seal, and the bread then only rose up to the plastic covering. Maybe this also is due to glass cookware? I was going to try once more and put parchment paper over it or something, and if it still doesn’t bake correctly, I’ll look into getting a different pan.

  2. We’re new to gluten free. I would love to try this but I’m highly allergic to potatoes so potato starch won’t work. Anything I can swap it with?
    thank you.

  3. 5 stars
    This bread looks really great with out using rice flour blend. Can hardly wait to try it. One question. What do you think about baking it in a stoneware bread pan? Covered or uncovered? Thank you so much for all your hard work. Happy New Year.

    1. Thank you so much, Carol. To be honest, I don’t own a stoneware bread pan, so I am not sure how it performs in baking bread. I hope you had a great holiday and a Happy New Year too!