Rice processing is not easy to do with most grain processing machines, however the ZAPMILL™ Friction Cooker has been specially designed to convert rice into a variety of food products. Uniquely it is able to process the whole rice grain, creating a more nutritious product and reducing the need for preconditioning.
ZAPMILL™ Friction Cooker can process most types of whole grain rice, including brown rice, red rice, black rice and wild rice. Using different varieties is a great way to add natural colours to your products.
Rice naturally expands when friction cooked into an air-popped crunchy food.
Friction Cooked Rice Products
Gluten free by its very nature, friction cooked rice provides a great base for a wide range of expanded and nutritious foods.
Cereal Products and Snack Foods
Puffed rice balls make an excellent breakfast cereal and due to its mild flavour, the popped rice makes an ideal ingredient for flavoured snack foods.
These can be flavoured with natural ingredients to create sweet or savoury snacks, and everything in between.
Gluten Free Breadcrumbs
Additionally, the expanded rice can be ground to create a gluten free breadcrumb. Easily flavoured, the crumb can be used as a coating or rub for meat, or in stuffings, meatballs, sausages, and other products.
Ground friction cooked rice is also a fantastic baking ingredient and can be used as a substitute for rolled oats or almond meal in recipes. As an ingredient, it can be utilised in anything from gluten free pastry and porridge, to muffins and slices.
Mixed Grain Products
Rice can be used when processing other grains to create various mixed grain products, and works particularly well with ancient grains such as buckwheat, quinoa, millet, sorghum and amaranth.
If you’re interested in rice processing, contact us about how you can utilise a ZAPMILL™ Friction Cooker in your food business.