Horchata

Horchata

If you’re lucky, horchata will be listed as one of the beverages on your menu. Unfortunately, many Mexican restaurants find it easier to only offer an “authentic” bottled beverage, like Jarritos soda / pop.

Horchata is a sweet, rice milk drink that is flavored with vanilla and cinnamon.  Those with dairy allergies should beware, though; milk is one of the ingredients in the recipe.

You could go to the organic or health food section of the grocery store and purchase a carton of rice milk, or just make your own from water and rice.

Ingredients:

4 cups water
1 c raw white rice grains
1/3 c milk
1/2 T ground cinnamon
1 t vanilla

Preparation:

Pour 4 cups water and 1 cup rice into a blender. Blend the mixture for about 30 seconds. Let this mixture set for at least 3 hours.  Strain the liquid, and discard the rice. Add milk, cinnamon and vanilla. Mix these well. Refrigerate the horchata until chilled. Serve with or without ice.

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