“Good lord! This tastes freaking delicious!!!” I said, as I slurped the smooth, light liquid delightedly. 🥛🤤
It was the first time I tasted rice mylk. I’d purchased it at a grocery store in the US.
Initially I’d been skeptical to pick it up because the tetra packed almond mylk from the same brand had been an overwhelming disappointment.
But my curiosity won, and here I was, sipping on this incredibly soothing, vanilla flavoured beverage.
After that, I glugged down tumblers and tumblers of rice mylk on a daily basis while I could get my hands on it.
As soon as I got back to Bangalore, I wanted to try making it at home.
I did some research, cooked white rice, and blended it with water.
❗️What emerged was a thick, starchy, undrinkable mess! 😂🤣
It was nothing like the heavenly tetra packed goodness I’d fallen in love with. But I don’t give up easily. Certainly not after the first try.
It took a couple more experiments, but eventually I zeroed in on the perfect home made rice mylk recipe. 👏🏽
🍚 Use a variety of rice that doesn’t have all its fibre polished off – brown or red (Rajmudi) work great
💦 Contrary to what you’d expect, the volume of water has to be higher in rice mylk than in nut mylks (like 1/2 C cooked rice to approximately 1 L water)
That’s it. That’s the big secret. 😂
Blend well. Strain. Get ready to *glug glug slurp*.
Some bonus tips:
📝 Cook the rice very well, and cool it completely before blending.
📝 You can add any sweetener (dates, jaggery, maple syrup) and flavour (pure vanilla extract, cocoa powder, cinnamon) while blending and then strain the mylk.
📝 If you have a high powered blender, you might not have much stuff left to strain. But strain it anyway. This mylk is best enjoyed smooth and light!
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Rice mylk is very enjoyable when you drink it by itself (lightly sweetened if you like). But it also works well in:
🌼 Fermented into Spicy Buttermylk
🌼 In baking Cookies, Cakes and Bread
🌼 Light, cold beverages
Chocolate Brown Rice Roasted Almond Mylk
2 T Well Cooked Brown Rice
3-4 Roasted Almonds
3 tsp Cocoa Powder
Date Syrup to taste (alternatives: Jaggery, Maple Syrup)
Dash of Pure Vanilla Extract (skip if you don’t have pure extract)
Pinch of Salt
2 Cups of Water
- Add all ingredients (except water) into a blender jar
- Pour in a little water and blend into a creamy paste
- Add the rest of the water and blend until smooth
- You could optionally strain this
- Pour over ice and enjoy your refreshing beverage! ☺️