Saturday, October 13, 2007

Make Your Own Rice Milk

Buying milk can be expensive, and the prices seem to keep going up. For many there is the cheaper option of buying powdered milk. But for those with milk allergies or those who are vegan the cost of cow's milk alternatives can be high.

That is why I was so excited today when I was given a grat tasting and low cost recipe to make rice milk. You can make it yourself and save money. And it tastes great! Try it yourself and see what you think.

  • 1/2 cup brown rice

  • 8 cups water

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

  • 1 cup or more cold water

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 teaspoon granulated kelp (optional)

Place rice, 8 cups water, salt, and kelp in pan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low and simmer 3 hours, or until rice is very soft. (You can also do this in a crockpot overnight.)

In blender, puree rice mixture with remaining ingredients. You will have to do it in two batches. Puree each batch at least 2 or 3 minutes to completely liquefy the rice. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Keep refrigerated.

Yield: About 6 cups