While we love health food over here, it is rare that I shop at a a health food store. We opt for ‘made from scratch’ version of healthy foods, or just buying whole foods at our neighborhood grocery store. And we ESPECIALLY don’t spend extra money on specialty food. That is why I love the idea of making your own rice milk! I don’t even know how much they charge for a container of rice milk, but I know it isn’t pennies, like our rice milk!
First thing that made this possible was I borrowed my sisters (the best blogger for learning technology blogger) Vita-Mix! While I try not to covet my neighbors things, I totally covet the vita-mix!!
- 2 cups water
- 1/4 cup brown rice
- a dash of vanilla extract (optional)
- a dash of agave nectar (also optional)
Then blend for at least 2 minutes until the consistency is like milk!
Stored in the fridge, this rice milk can be used on cereal for the lactose intolerant (or when you are out of milk), can be used for French Toast, as a replacement for milk in recipes like pancakes, waffles, chocolate milk, etc. Here are some recipes from the company that makes the store bought version of Rice Milk.
When you buy rice in bulk, this Rice milk is SO CHEAP!!