You cannot use right click the first time you try to use it to place items in the crafting grid after you clicked a recipe in the recipe book while holding an item.
- Open the recipe book
- Pick up an item with your cursor
- While holding the item click a recipe (does not matter if it is available or not)
- Right click the crafting grid to place one of / the item you are currently holding
→ It does not work the first time you try it