Basic White or Béchamel Sauce

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Use this sauce as a base for baked pasta dishes or soufflés.

  • 2Servings


  • 1/4 cup butter or oil
  • 1/4 cup glutinous or sweet rice flour
  • 2 cups low-fat milk or dairy-free milk


Melt butter or heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in glutinous rice flour, and cook 1 to 2 minutes, or until mixture is smooth and bubbling, stirring constantly. Stir in milk. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, or until sauce has thickened, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 24
  • Carbohydrate Content: 2 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 5 mg
  • Fat Content: 2 g
  • Protein Content: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 18 mg
  • Sugar Content: 0.5 g