Rice starches and flours

Create clean and simple textures without compromise

Reimagine what's possible with the clean label ingredients consumers prefer

One of the world's favorite staple foods may be just what you need to develop all-new products or reformulate existing recipes. This is because rice starches and flours deliver just-right textures, from smooth, silky sauces to light, crisp snacks and coatings — all while meeting the demand for clean labels and without compromising flavor or performance.

For the right rice-based solution, Ingredion's the one name to know. Offering a broad and unique native functional rice portfolio, we can help lead you to the right solution that meets your precise needs. Plus, you can count on our more than two decades of experience in clean label ingredients, and secure and reliable supply chain including newly expanded manufacturing capabilities.


Create with the consumer-preferred texturizing option

Rice starches and flours help meet consumer demands for healthier, clean label products with simple ingredients. According to Ingredion's proprietary research, 78% of North American consumers find rice flour an acceptable texturizer.1 In addition, rice has high consumer awareness and is seen by consumers as healthy.

1ATLAS, Ingredion proprietary research, 2020

Get the functional performance you demand

Native functional rice starches and flours provide versatile functionality, including excellent shelf life stability in ambient, refrigerated or frozen conditions. And these starches and flours can also shine in specialized applications. For example, rice flours improve yield, purge and texture compared to rice or potato starch or phosphate in marinated tumbled chicken. These solutions can also help remove and replace unwanted ingredients such as titanium dioxide for whitening in confectionery coatings, and enable non-corn labeling for pet food, baby meals, snacks and gluten-free baked goods.

Waxy rice

Waxy rice mimics fat well for creamy, spreadable, smooth results in savory applications. It can also help you achieve light crispiness in snacks and coatings, and it can create an appealing mochi texture. Highly stable in high-moisture applications, it also increases water-holding capacity in meats.

Regular rice

Regular rice when dispersed in a high-moisture application is opaque, white and smooth, making it ideal for low-fat applications. Plus, it can help reduce oil in fried coatings and snacks, as well as provide slight gelling in dairy products. 

Deliver great eating experiences

High consumer acceptance of rice, no-compromise texture and stability, versatility in a wide range of applications — that’s a winning combination for your next new product development or reformulation. See how our rice solutions can keep consumers coming back for more — and help you differentiate and elevate your brand in a crowded marketplace.

Explore our rice solutions portfolio

With our rice starches and flours, you can differentiate your products and get to market faster. Connect with our teams of technical experts to discover how to formulate products that are non-GMO, not produced using regulated allergens, and are kosher, halal, vegan and vegetarian. We're ready to help you bring your dairy-, egg-, gluten-, gelatin- and soy-free vision to life. Organic options are available.

Starches Flours

NOVATION® 8300 and NOVATION® 8600 functional native waxy rice starches

  • Create rich and creamy textures in clean label food products with superior texture and shelf life stability
  • Recommended for medium- to high-temperature/high-shear food processing or low-pH systems

HOMECRAFT® Create 835 and HOMECRAFT® Create 865 multi-functional rice flours

  • Unique products that deliver similar functionality of a modified food starch but labels as "rice flour"
  • Ideal for baby food manufacturers 

PENPURE® 37 native waxy rice starch

  • Derived from non-gluten sources, easy to digest and with superior freeze/thaw stability

HOMECRAFT® Create 860 functional rice flour

  • Ideal for food processes where native flours cannot be used due to lack of tolerance to heat and shear

PURITY® Bio 805 organic native waxy rice starch

  • Can replace non-organic native starch counterparts without any change in functionality or formulation

PURITY® Alpha 801 native regular rice flour

  • Well suited for use in gluten-free and rice-based applications such as bread, crackers and noodles; useful for contributing opacity in low-fat products

PENPURE® 30 regular rice starch

  • Provides high viscosity, water-holding capacity, binding and slight gelling abilities; derived from non-gluten sources and easy to digest, with white color and bland taste
  • Suitable for TiO2 replacement for whitening in pancoating applications

PURITY® Alpha 865 instant waxy rice starch

  • Provides instant viscosity and water-holding capacity with bland taste ideal for many applications, including delivering light texture in baked goods and snacks

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