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Delicious Lentil-Rice Flat Bread

 If you are a lover of "world"-style breads (as in, 'ethnic') you will love this recipe for gluten-free lentil-rice-chia flatbread. I promise.


 When you are trying to follow a gluten-free lifestyle you know how frustrating it is to walk into a store and see all the yummy wheat-flour products that your mouth remembers so well... Yes, I have attempted to make many gluten versions of my fave wheat breads and buns, etc. When I am hungry enough, I can almost fool myself into believing that X tastes just like "real" bread.

 And then there are all the 'store-bought' GF breads... let's just say that some are better than others. But they are expensive (ALL of them)and I ALWAYS think to myself that I could make a GF bread that was at least as good as "XYZ" if I just played around with the ingredients.

 I am currently attempting to keep my diet GF, vegan, AND low yeast/low glycemic. Yes, you ARE lucky not to be me. And, YES, I did google it and baked for about four mornings before arriving at today's absolutely delicious GF flatbread using a combination of organic brown rice, organic chia seeds, and organic red lentils.

How does it taste? (i.e., Really taste)

Well, cutting to the chase, it tastes like the child of Mr. Pancake and Miss Naan.  No levening agent was used-- no yeast, no baking soda or baking powder-- so I'm thinking that by soaking the lentils and the rice-chia flour several hours yesterday and then overnight together, the batter (or very  fluid dough) captured some wild yeast from the air (what sourdough is all about) because  there WERE bubbles in the batter, and there was a nice fluffy texture when we bit into the fresh bread.

How Do I Make This Perfect   Gluten-Free Lentil-Brown Rice-Chia Flat Bread?


INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 C. Brown Rice (or 1 C. Brown Rice Flour)
  • 1 C. Red Lentils
  • 1/2 C. Chia Seed
  • 1 tsp. Fenugreek
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric
  • 1 T. Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. Celtic Sea Salt (or to taste)
  • 2-4 Parchment Circles (about the size of a small dinner plate)
  • NOTE: PSYLLIUM NOT NEEDED-- JUST IN THE SHOT FOR A PHOTO OPP.
METHOD:
Day before baking:
  • GRIND Brown Rice in Blender or Flour Mill
  • GRIND Chia Seed in Blender or Coffee Bean Grinder
  • COMBINE Brown Rice Flour, Chia Flour, Fenugreek and Turmeric in a large bowl
  • COVER ABOVE with filtered Water (about 2" above flour)
  • COVER WITH LID or plastic and set aside
  • COVER Red Lentils with filtered Water (do not grind.  In separate bowl from Flours)
Day of Baking:




  • COMBINE Flour, Lentils and Chia Seeds in Blender and process until smooth-- should be like pancake batter
  • ADD more water if needed to process
  • STIR Salt (gently) into batter
  • PREHEAT oven to 400F/205C
  • HEAT PIZZA STONE in the oven (or heavy cookie sheet)
  • GREASE 2 Parchment Rounds and pour out about Pancake size pool of batter on rounds
  • Using PIZZA PEEL or ??  (hands) slip the rounds onto the heated stone or cookie sheet
  • Remove and cool on rack when top is golden brown, and a little darker around edges.  Parchment should peel off easily.
  • You can add chopped onion, garlic, sundried tomato, etc. to the batter before baking if you wish
  • Eat with favourite salad or curry-type stuffing; Store in plastic bag in fridge when completely cool.
  • Makes about 6-8 large pancake size flatbreads
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