Horchata de Arroz Recipe
Horchata de Arroz is a popular Mexican summer drink made with ground rice, milk and cinnamon. This is a very tasty and refreshing traditional drink that is also very easy to make.
- You will need:
- 1 cup white rice
- 3 cups warm water
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 cups milk
- ground cinnamon, to serve
Using a spice grinder, finely grind up the rice til you get a powdery sand consistency. Next, in a large container or jug, add the rice powder, the water and a cinnamon stick. Stir and refigerate overnight.
The next day, take out the rice mixture and strain through a cheesecloth into another large container, making sure to squeeze the leftover rice of all its excess liquid. At this point, the rice has done its job. You can throw it away.
Now put the strained liquid back in the jug and to that, add the milk and sugar. Stir well to dissolve and pour into a large glass over ice. Garnish with ground cinnamon and serve.
In Spain, this is called horchata de chufa and is made with tigernuts instead of rice. Other versions of this Mexican recipe may also include almonds for an even more creamy consistency and a touch of vanilla.
So that is the recipe for horchata. Take this recipe, make it yours and have fun in the kitchen!