Brown Rice Horchata

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Horchata de arroz is a deliciously refreshing Mexican beverage made from rice milk, sugar and cinnamon and served chilled over ice. Wonderful for those who are lactose intolerant if you substitute the milk for almond milk.

Horchata de arroz is a deliciously refreshing Mexican beverage made from rice milk, sugar and cinnamon and served chilled over ice. Wonderful for those who are lactose intolerant if you substitute the milk for almond milk.Brown Rice Horchata

Similar to my Avena recipe, which is made with cooked oatmeal instead, this is a great raw alternative and naturally gluten-free. It’s usually made with white rice but I experimented with brown rice and raw sugar and the results were lovely. Sweeten to your taste or even experiment with stevia for those of you on a restricted sugar diet.

Horchata de arroz is a deliciously refreshing Mexican beverage made from rice milk, sugar and cinnamon and served chilled over ice. Wonderful for those who are lactose intolerant if you substitute the milk for almond milk.
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Brown Rice Horchata

137.5 Cals 3 Protein 31.5 Carbs 0.5 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Soak Time: 8 hrs
Total Time: 8 hrs 10 mins
Yield: 5 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINE: Mexican
Horchata de arroz is a deliciously refreshing Mexican beverage made from rice milk, sugar and cinnamon and served chilled over ice. Wonderful for those who are lactose intolerant if you substitute the milk for almond milk.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rinsed brown rice, I used short grain brown rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar or agave, or more to taste
  • 1 tsp dark vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon plus more to top

Instructions

  • Soak the rice overnight or at least 8 hours in water with cinnamon sticks.
  • The next day discard cinnamon sticks and blend the rice and water in your blender at the highest speed for about 5 minutes.
  • Pass through a fine mesh sieve about two times to catch all the gritty bits. (A stocking works great) Discard the remaining rice pulp.
  • Pour into a pitcher, add skim milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well by stirring. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • To serve fill a glass with ice, pour horchata into a glass and sprinkle a little cinnamon on each serving just before drinking.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 137.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 31.5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 30.5mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 2.5g
WW Points Plus: 4
Keywords: Brown Rice Horchata, horchata drink, horchata recipe, horchata rice milk, how to make horchata
Horchata de arroz is a deliciously refreshing Mexican beverage made from rice milk, sugar and cinnamon and served chilled over ice. Wonderful for those who are lactose intolerant if you substitute the milk for almond milk.

*This was tricky to calculate, I discarded about 1/2 cup rice pulp so I deducted this from nutritional info.

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53 comments

  1. Really liked this recipe. I did adapt a little…I used 4 packets of Stevia in the Raw and 4 t. organic raw coconut brown sugar, I used almond milk (unsweetened) and Mexican vanilla. It was great and even made for a great protein shake when I used it plus my favorite protein powder.

  2. Wow! It looks so tasty!! I’ll try it for sure, thanks for the post

  3. How about tackling some champurrado next? ☕️

  4. The next day do you need to rinse the brown rice after removing cinnamon stick before blending?

  5. The only thing I do differently is no milk – most authentic Horchatas are dairy free. I also like to add almonds with the rice. 🙂

  6. Instead of throwing out the rice pulp, use it to make rice pudding. We tried it once, and it was unbelievable. Plus, no waste!

  7. How long does this stay fresh in the fridge?

  8. My family is having a Mexican themed Mother's Day celebration so this is the perfect treat to bring to spoil my grandmother, aunts and of course my mom. I LOVE your recipes Gina. I am getting married in May of next year and I have been furiously writing down all your recipes for when me and my fiance move in together. Thank you for being a life savor!
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  9. Thank you for all your recipes. I loose weight with them and cook a lot healthier. You're recipes brought me on the right track.

  10. What did I do wrong? Mine came out a bit watery 🙁 I'm sure it was me and NOT the receipe…

  11. So, I am guessing that this could be counted as a serving of dairy on the WW site!?