How To Make Rice Milk

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Making rice milk at home is not a difficult process. All you need is rice, water, and a high-speed blender! Not only is rice milk a great vegan and lactose-free alternative, it is also delicious and filled with nutrients and minerals. It has a creamy and nutty taste and you can add it to smoothies, cereal, and granola. You can even use it as a substitute for regular milk for baking.

How To Make Rice Milk
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A delicious vegan alternative!
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 2-3 hours
How To Make Rice Milk
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A delicious vegan alternative!
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 2-3 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 cups 2-3 hours

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup rice (long-grain white or brown rice)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1 date (pitted, optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Soak the rice in boiling hot water for 2-3 hours, so that it is partially cooked. The grains should be soft but have a hard center. This helps the rice milk get a nutty taste.
  2. Alternatively, you can choose to save time by cooking the rice as per instructions on the package. However, this may give a gummy taste to the rice milk.
  3. Drain the rice and put it into a blender. Add salt, water, and your sweetener of choice. Blend it till you get a thick, grainy mixture. It does not have to be smooth. This is the best time to check if you need to add more salt or sweeteners.
  4. Using a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth, strain the mixture into a clean glass bowl. Make sure you strain it well to collect all the available rice milk.
  5. You can store the rice milk in a glass bottle or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Enjoy the rice milk chilled or in smoothies and with your favorite granola.

Recipe Notes

You can add cinnamon powder, walnuts, and honey to give your rice milk a unique flavor. Raw cacao powder or cocoa can also be added to make delicious chocolate rice milk.

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