Rice flour is obtained from rice. Rice is eaten and is a staple part of the diet in half of the world. Rice flour has a slightly nutty flavor. In India it is used to make pancakes, bread food or used as a thickener. The flour is high in protein and is a good source of fiber. It can be of help in weight loss and is rich in iron, vitamin B and magnesium. It helps lower blood sugar levels and reduces body weight. Rice flour can also be made from brown rice. Rice flour can be stored in an airtight container in a pantry for 4 to 6 months but can be refrigerated for a year.