What is a Good Substitute for Cornstarch?

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Q: My roommate is allergic to corn, which while sometimes inconvenient, has been a great motivator to get us to learn to cook our own food. However, I have some recipes I'd like to try that contain cornstarch, like puddings and stir fry recipes. Are there other starches I can substitute?

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Editor: Take a look at this post for some more detailed info on different starch options:

What's the Difference? Flour, Cornstarch, Potato Starch, and Arrowroot

Readers, what substitutes do you recommend for cornstarch?

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