Rice flour can be used in making pasta, cookies, and cakes. It can be used to thicken soups and stews, as well as providing an alternative to wheat flour in cakes and biscuits. However, it’s gluten-free so can’t be used to make yeasted loaves of bread. Vitamin B-9, Vitamin B-3, and Vitamin B-5 are some of the vitamins present in rice flour. Red fermented rice has been used in Chinese cuisine for centuries. By allowing ordinary rice to ferment with monascus purpureus yeast, the rice grains turn dark red. Red yeast rice contains a powder with the active substance monacolin K. To maintain a responsible level of cholesterol.