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5 from 6 votes

Portuguese Rice Muffins

Bolo de Arroz is a traditional Portuguese rice muffin with a soft and airy texture, a lemony scent and a crispy sugar crust. And low fodmap!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Low Fodmap
Keyword: muffins, Rice
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 1/2 cup 4 oz | 115 gr sugar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 egg OR flax egg: 1 tbsp linseed + 3 tbsp warm water
  • 1/2 cup | 140 ml rice milk
  • Zest of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup | 5,3 oz | 150 gr rice flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • Sugar to sprinkle on top


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF.
  • Prepare a 12 muffins pan with paper baking cups. Or you can use 6 mini panetone paper cups like in the pictures.
  • In a large bowl whisk the sugar with the oil for 2 minutes. Add the egg (or flax egg - see notes), milk, lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • In another bowl, combine the rice flour, baking powder and salt and slowly add to the batter, beating until completely blended.
  • Pour the batter half way into each of the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle granulated sugar on top of the muffins straight from the oven.


Vegans and egg intolerants:
*To make a flax egg, combine flaxseeds and warm water, allow to sit for about 5 minutes and mix in the blender.