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Basic White or Béchamel Sauce

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

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

Servings
2

Ingredients

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

Preparation

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.