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Very simple and sweet drink


1 cup uncooked long grain rice (no substitute) *Do not rinse*

5 cup water

2 cinnamon sticks

1/2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup sugar (you can add more to taste)

*Note. If you want the drink to be creamier, substitute milk and sugar with 1/2 a can of condensed milk

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Step 1: Break, Drown, Wait, Strain

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Break up the rice in a blender or coffee grinder

Add the water and cinnamon sticks

Cover and leave in room temperature for at least 3hrs (I left mine overnight)

Strain using a fine mesh strainer (or cheese cloth)

Discard the rice (or make rice pudding with it)

Step 2: Add the rest of Ingredients

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Mix in Milk, Sugar, and Vanilla

(1/2 a can of condensed milk can be use instead of milk and sugar for a creamier horchata)

Step 3: Chill and Enjoy

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If you have a large family or want to make this for a party, you'll want to double or triple the recipe.

Is the rice cooked ? Does it ferment overnight ?

MeloVlog (author)  Lectric Wizard1 year ago

:D thx for the questions. realize I need to edit.
No, its uncooked rice and as long as you DON"T put the drink in a sunny/warm spot, you should be fine.

So it's not fermented ,it's like "rice milk" ?

Its delicious you should try it. :)

I'm from Canada & just trying to figure out what it is,as haven't heard of it before !

MeloVlog (author)  Lectric Wizard1 year ago

"rice milk" is really really close. People from where i grew up (California) explained it as "rice water".
no worries but PLS tell me you've had a burrito or carne asada fries?! o__O

Had a frozen burrito once, wasn't all bad ,bet the real thing is much better... not much for spicy food thou. I might try this when I get a chance, it sounds good !!

contxa1 year ago
Hi!! Horchata is a Spanish recipe, and it is made of "chufas",not rice. Chufas have a wonderful sweet flavour, and the final result,has nothing to do with this recipe,I am afraid.
Actually, horchata varies around the world. In Mexico this is made from rice. Wikipedia's article is pretty good.

Of course, as Contxa says, real and original horchata (spanish horchata) is made with chufas. No other recipe with substitutives can beat chufa horchata, I'm afraid.

really is a pseudo-horchata. The real drink is made whit chufas

This is the way we make it in Mexico and it is called horchata too, very tasty as well, check it out:

yes, it's not horchata, this is another thing
Michael C1 year ago
I have to agree with some if the others this is not horchata , chufas is what makes horchata, however this is close to a rice attole. Or a rice pudding just with more milk.

You're talking about the Spanish version, this is Mexican horchata, I saw in the comments the author is from California so that must be the reason. However you should try it, it is very good!

jmwells1 year ago
Have you ever substituted a portion of the milk/sugar with coconut milk? Yummy!
MeloVlog (author)  jmwells1 year ago

I've only heard/read about it. Lol I was thinking of Coconut Rum on the side, I haven't tried it though (I have coconut rum but waiting for weekend to test it out)

Sounds gooooooood!