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Although it may seem strange to some, we are huge fans of white rice for breakfast. It’s easy to make and warms the tummy on cold winter mornings. Plus, it is super inexpensive to make. We ate it quite often when I was a child. You simply boil the rice, add a little butter and sugar, a side of toast and breakfast is served! Therefore, it was no surprise that Horchata was a favorite drink as well.
Seriously, horchata is almost the same concept. It simply has a few more elements added to it… and takes a bit longer to make. But, it is still equally delicious and pretty frugal to make. It is basically flavored rice water, relatively easy to make, and great for serving on warm days.
- Mix the rice and water and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
- Pour rice and water mixture into a blender and blend for one minute.
- Strain the rice water into a pitcher and dispose of rice. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours.
- Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar. Mix well and chill at least 30 minutes.
- Stir and serve over ice, if desired.
See what I mean? Other than the time spent preparing it, it is super simple to make. There are, of course, other ways to make it. This is just the one we use and works best for our family. Plus my dad approves so I guess it works well enough!
What will you have with your glass of Horchata?
- 1 cup uncooked white rice
- 5 cups water
- ¾ cup milk
- ½ tbsp vanilla
- ½ tbsp ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup white sugar
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