Horchata

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Introduction: Horchata

Very simple and sweet drink

Ingredients:

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

Step 1: Break, Drown, Wait, Strain

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

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

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

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    19 Discussions

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    MeloVlog
    MeloVlog

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    :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.

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    Mr_Thinker
    Mr_Thinker

    Reply 6 years ago

    Its delicious you should try it. :)

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    Lectric Wizard
    Lectric Wizard

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

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

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    MeloVlog
    MeloVlog

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    "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

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    Lectric Wizard
    Lectric Wizard

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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 !!

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    Argyros
    Argyros

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I made this, first batch was great. The second time I made a bigger amount and left it sitting on the rice for a longer time. After mixing with milk+sugar/condensed milk (tried both), after a day in the fridge, the drink turned jelly. Interesting.

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    contxa
    contxa

    6 years 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.

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    Knipperton
    Knipperton

    Reply 6 years ago

    Actually, horchata varies around the world. In Mexico this is made from rice. Wikipedia's article is pretty good.

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    javi_el_largo
    javi_el_largo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    eskaiguolker
    eskaiguolker

    6 years ago

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

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    iogonal
    iogonal

    Reply 6 years ago

    yes, it's not horchata, this is another thing

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    Michael C
    Michael C

    6 years 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.

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    ponentesincausa
    ponentesincausa

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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!

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    jmwells
    jmwells

    6 years ago

    Have you ever substituted a portion of the milk/sugar with coconut milk? Yummy!

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    MeloVlog
    MeloVlog

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    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)