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Gluten-Free Brown Gravy

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Sam Beall, proprietor of the acclaimed farm-to-table Tennessee restaurant Blackberry Farm, shared this recipe for a gluten-free gravy, which is thickened with rice flour instead of roux made from wheat flour, as most gravies are. Without pan drippings, the gravy resembles a cream gravy. To enhance the flavor and color, add homemade chicken stock or a combination of stock and drippings.


  • 6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) (3 oz./90 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup (90 g) fine rice flour
  • 6 cups (1.5 l) roasted chicken stock or a combination of stock
      and pan drippings
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig
  • 1 bay leaf


In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Cook the shallot, stirring, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Whisk in the rice flour. Cook, whisking constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in the stock and pan drippings. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Season with salt and pepper. Add the thyme, rosemary and bay leaf. Off the heat, let stand for 5 minutes. Discard the herbs and serve. Serves 8.

Recipe by Sam Beall, Proprietor, Blackberry Farm