BéCHAMEL CHEAT SAUCE
This is an easy basic white sauce that can be substituted for just about any recipe that calls for a Béchamel sauce. It’s a smooth silky sauce great for starting creamy soups or cheesy toppings. This is a gluten free recipe.
It's also the one I used in my
Stuffed Roasted Pepper recipe.
3 tablespoons of butter, or Earth Balance vegan buttery sticks
2 cups of heated milk, lactose free milk or plain soy milk
3 tablespoons white rice flour
Salt and pepper to taste
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over low heat until bubbly.
Add the flour and stir to make a paste and let that bubble for a few minutes.
Increase the heat to medium and gradually add the milk whisking constantly until incorporated.
This may take a while, so don’t rush it or you could end up with dumplings in milk; not what you want. It should start to thicken in a few minutes.
Add the salt and pepper.
To make this a cheese sauce, do the obvious, add grated cheese.