To Make Flour of Rice


Take any quantity of whole rice, wash it thoroughly, changing the water several times; drain and press it in a cloth, then spread it on a dish, and dry it perfectly; beat it in a mortar to a smooth powder, and sift it through a fine sieve. When used to thicken soup or sauces, mix it with a small quantity of cold water or of broth, and poor it to them while they are boiling.

This flour, when newly made, is of much purer flavour than any usually prepared for sale.