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Thursday, July 21, 2011

RAW Rice Milk

What is rice milk??

Rice milk is one of several types of milk that are made from grain (I will show you how to make OAT MILK soon) and can be used as substitutes for animals' milk. No animal products are used during the production of rice milk, so most vegans and vegetarians consider it an acceptable alternative to animals' milk. It also does not contain lactose, so it is suitable for people who are lactose-intolerant, and it can be used to create dairy substitutes such as coffee creamers and ice creams. Although it has very little protein, it does provide carbohydrates.

OK so now that you have had a briefing on RICE MILK, let's make some.

First let's gather what we are going to need:

Blender or food processor -THIS IS A MUST
1 cup dry white rice
4 cups) water
1 tbsp (up to 1/2 cup) white sugar **OMIT if you DO NOT want sweet rice milk
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)**OMIT if you DO NOT want vanilla flavored rice milk
Mesh Strainer
Large Bowl

OK now that you have gathered your ingredients and equipment, let's get started.

Add water,rice, sugar (IF USING)and vanilla extract(IF USING) and let soak at room temperature for at least 4 hours or in the refrigerate over night (I put rice,water,sugar and vanilla right into the blender container and refrigerate overnight)

Blend rice and water in blender on high for about 1 minute

Line a strainer with cheesecloth and place strainer over large bow. Pour blended rice into a cheesecloth lined strainer to strain out rice from water

 Let strain for a few minutes and then gather edges of cheesecloth so that the rice pulp forms a ball and squeeze out any remaining milk.

When you are all done squeezing out the milk, pour milk into a container that has a lid. I pour mine into a Quart Canning jar and compost (if you can) the rice pulp.


Some folks use their rice milk strictly in smoothies. Some folks eat their cereal with rice milk. I have used in in a lot of recipes in place of cows milk.

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