Gluten Free Brown Rice Sourdough Starter

Total Time
24hrs 5mins
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 5 mins

I love sourdough and was happy to find that a starter could be made with gluten free flour. This was a recipe that I found on line and tweaked a bit. It is made with commercial yeast. I may try my hand later on with growing a wild yeast starter but time will tell. For the moment I am happy to be doing some sourdough baking again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons commercial yeast
  • 2 cups warm filtered water
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water in a sterilized glass jar or crock. Allow to become bubbly, stir in the brown rice flour and brown sugar. Cover and allow to stand overnight.
  2. The next morning stir down the starter with a wooden spoon and if the mixture is very thin stir in an additional 1/2 cup flour and 1 teaspoon sugar. Stir several times throughout the day.
  3. After 24 hours the mixture should have a slight sour odor. The starter can be used at this point.
  4. When feeding the starter use these guidelines: If using 1 cup of the starter, feed remaining starter with 1 cup of flour, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and filtered water. I like my starter a little on the thick side.
  5. Starter should be fed weekly and may be kept in the refrigerator between feedings.
Most Helpful

This stuff is GREAT! So far I've made bread and english muffins with this starter and they have been fabulous! I found that when I feed it, if I use 1 c flour, 1 tsp brown sugar, it takes about 3/4 c water to bring it back to it's original consistency. It's been so easy to work with. Thanks!

viedvacker March 14, 2014

Made this to use in your Multi-Grain Sourdough Waffles recipe! So easy & very nice to have on hand, as the 2 of us are also big on sourdough! Thanks for sharing it!

Sydney Mike November 07, 2011