Blender Rice Bread

Making Delicious Gluten-Free Bread out of Rice: Blender Bread Perfection

From soaking rice to creating the perfect blend, fermenting the batter, and mastering the “Cold Start Method” art of baking. Trust me; the result is a blender rice bread that’s not only moist and fluffy but also boasts a melt-in-your-mouth texture that will leave you reaching for seconds.

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When A Blender Meets a Loaf Pan: A Love Story

Now, let’s talk about a game-changer – Blender Rice Bread. Yes, you read it right.

As someone who has danced with exquisite flavors in high-end restaurants, I find immense joy crafting something as humble and comforting as normal blender bread recipes at home.

glass blender

We’ll be swapping out the usual flour suspects for Japanese short-grain rice. The twist?

We’re making this happen not with the intimidating high-speed blender or stand mixers featured in glossy cooking shows but with the reliable blender that’s been a steadfast companion in my family kitchen.

After a few trials (and perhaps a little skepticism), imagine I cracked the code to create bread dough that’s not just palatable but also delightful.

Here’s the kicker – it involves a trick or two to ensure this unconventional fluffy bread becomes the star of your repertoire.

So, buckle up, grab your glass blender, maybe some dried rosemary butter or maple syrup and join me in this culinary escapade.

Soaked Rice Bread: Healthy Blender Bread Recipe

sliced bread

Blender bread recipes can vary widely, and they may include different types of flour, grains, coconut oil, or ingredients depending on the desired outcome.

This recipe calls for a blender that is particularly convenient for home bakers who may not have access to specialized kitchen equipment or want to streamline the yummy bread-making process.

The blender combines ingredients thoroughly, ensuring a smooth and well-mixed batter.

This method is often favored for quick crispy bread recipes, such as banana or pumpkin streusel bread, where a batter is created rather than mixing yeast and traditional bread dough.

Rice Flour Bread:

This type of bread is made using rice flour as a substitute for or in addition to baking powder with wheat or flour made from almonds. It is a gluten-free alternative suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

Rice Grain Bread:

As your provided recipe indicates, some Japanese rice bread recipes blend and soak rice grains to create a batter. This batter is then fermented and baked, resulting in a unique bread with a moist and fluffy texture with different flavours.

Shokupan with Rice Flour:

Shokupan is a popular Japanese milk bread. Some variations incorporate rice flour to enhance the texture and create a softer crumb.

Gluten-Free Rice Bread:

Given the increasing demand for gluten-free options, some bakeries in Japan and beyond offer rice-based gluten free bread to cater to individuals with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

How Do You Make Blender Bread: Rice Bread Batter Recipe

making batter

Adjustments to the soaking time, fermentation, and baking may be needed based on your specific high-speed blender and oven.

Tools and Equipment:


  • A standard blender is sufficient for this recipe. You don’t necessarily need a high-speed blender.

Loaf Pan

  • Choose a standard-sized loaf pan for baking the rice bread.

Parchment Paper

  • Essential for lining the loaf pan, preventing the bread from sticking.

Plastic Wrap

  • Used to cover the batter during the fermentation stage.

Spray Bottle

  • Fill it with water for misting the batter and maintaining moisture during baking.

Wire Rack

  • Cool the bread after baking and let steam escape on a cooling rack.


  • Preheat oven for fermentation and baking according to the specified temperatures in the recipe.

Measuring Cups

  • For accurately measuring rice and other ingredients.


  • To keep track of blending time, fermentation time, and baking time.

Optional: Heavy Baking Tray or Dutch Oven:

  • If your loaf pan has no lid, use a heavy baking tray or Dutch Oven to cover the pan during the initial baking stage.

Blender Rice Bread Recipe

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2 cups Japanese short-grain rice (or long-grain rice)

Water for soaking

Optional: Additional water for spraying during baking

blender rice bread


1. Prepare the Rice:

  • Rinse the rice thoroughly and soak it in water for 2 hours to overnight. Overnight soaking is recommended for the best results. The rice should turn white after absorbing water.

2. Blend the Batter:

  • After soaking, drain the rice and add it to the blender.

  • Blend the rice for 1 minute, then check the batter’s consistency.

  • Continue blending for another minute or until the batter becomes smooth and sticky.

3. Prepare the Loaf Pan:

  • Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

  • Pour the batter into the pan, filling it to about 1/3 of the height.

  • Since rice batter can dry out easily, spray water on top to add extra moisture.

4. Fermentation:

  • Cover the batter with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place.

  • Preheat the oven to 100℃ (212℉) at this point.

  • After 30 minutes, the batter should have doubled in volume.

5. Cold Start Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 100℃ (212℉).

  • Cover with a lidded loaf pan with parchment paper and the lid. If not, use a heavy tray or Dutch oven as a cover.

  • Transfer the pan to the oven and immediately reset the temperature to 190℃ (374℉).

  • Bake for 30 minutes.

6. Uncover and Finish Baking:

  • Remove the lid or covering and bake for 10 minutes until the surface is golden brown.

  • Optional: Spray water during the baking process to maintain moisture.

7. Cool and Slice:

  • Gently Remove the bread from the oven and transfer it to a wire rack to release steam.

  • Allow the bread to cool to room temperature for 1-2 hours before slicing.

8. Enjoy:

The rice bread has a moist and fluffy texture, with a melt-in-your-mouth feel—toast slices for a delightful crunch.

Try your fresh gluten-free bread with vegan butter, maple syrup, and powdered sugar with cinnamon or sea salt.

In Summary

Utilizing a standard blender and basic kitchen tools, this best gluten-free bread recipe transforms all the ingredients into a moist, fluffy, and melt-in-your-mouth rice blender bread.

The versatility of rice in bread-making, whether as rice mixture, soaked rice grains, vegetable oil or enhancing traditional shokupan, reflects the diversity and innovation within Japanese culinary traditions.

Experimentation is encouraged, as adjustments may be needed based on your specific blender and oven.

The result? A unique rice gluten free bread with a soft crumb and a delightful crunch when toasted.

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