Lots of people these days avoid dairy and instead reach for alternatives to milk. We’ve covered making your own soy milk and almond milk in the past; if you prefer rice milk you can make your own by blending rice, water and a sweetener.
Food blog Chow.com contributor Karen Solomon shows us in the video above how easy rice milk is to make: pour one cup of dry long-grain white rice in a blender along with four cups of water. Let that soak for 10 hours then pulverise it in your blender at it’s highest speed for a full two minutes, while you add four teaspoons sugar or other equivalent sweetener. Strain that through a fine mesh strainer and you have fresh tasty rice milk.
Karen also suggests throwing in a stick of cinnamon while the rice soaks to add flavour. I imagine vanilla beans and many other spices would also work; this makes me want to make a chai spices rice milk to add to strong black darjeeling tea.
Karen doesn’t state how long the rice milk will last, but I’m guessing that you should go for a week’s worth per batch.
How to Make Rice Milk and Horchata [Chow.com]