Mexican Sweet Rice Drink - Horchata de Arroz

    12 hours 15 min

    This drink is highly refreshing. It's made out of rice, that is soaked overnight then liquidised with milk, sugar, water, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 190g uncooked long grain white rice
    • 850ml cold water
    • 350ml evaporated milk
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Prep:15min  ›  Extra time:12hr soaking  ›  Ready in:12hr15min 

    1. Place the rice in a bowl with enough water to cover it and let it soak overnight.
    2. Strain the rice and discard the water. Place the drained rice into a liquidiser. Pour 125ml of the cold water and 450ml of evaporated milk into the liquidiser. Blend until the rice is finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; blend well. Pour in the remaining diluted evaporated milk and cold water; blend.
    3. Line a sieve with two layers of cheesecloth. Place the sieve over another bowl to catch the liquid. Pour the rice milk through the cheesecloth, discard the solids. Repeat the process if necessary. Serve over ice.

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    Hola a todos!! I submitted this recipe. Yes, Horchata is originally a Mexican drink. I'm PuertoRican, not the drink. I can't find where it says otherwise but apparently someone must have made a mistake. Talking about mistakes, Allrecipes edited the recipe I submitted and it doesn't quite makes sense the way it is written now. The amounts listed in the ingredients are right but they are wrong under the directions. Dilute the evaporated milk with the water and follow the idea... Sorry about that. I'll try to contact them about it. Anyways, enjoy the drink!!  -  19 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Why do you all think this is good? The recipe doesn't even make sense. Pour 2 cups of evaporated milk in the blender when the ingredients only calls for a cup and a half (two cups is 16 ounces). What's up with that. I started it out and had to stop. If someone can explain what is up with this, I would love to make it, but this is really stupid as far as I can tell. I feel stupid starting this before reading all the directions. Man, and I really want horchata. I love it!  -  21 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this is a good recipe I make this all the time, we love horchata it goes well with spicy Mexican food. I boil water with cinnamon sticks, and use that to give it a stronger cinnamon taste.  -  09 Jan 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)