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Rice Milk for Pennies

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!!

DSC_3134 Then it was simple.  We used

  • 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!

ricemilk rice 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!!



9 Comments

stephanie

I’ve never had rice milk, but I’m going to have to try it. How long will rice milk last? I’m assuming that you would store it in the refrigerator – is that correct?

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Susan

I LOVE this idea. To make it calcium enriched, can I grind up some calcium pills into it?

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Store it in the fridge. The recipe is using cooked rice. And Mom- not sure?!? But that was the one concern I had, because storebought rice milk is usually enriched!

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I buy rice milk, and dont’ know why I haven’t done this. Such a good idea. I even have a Blend Tec {which by the way, you need to get yourself one :} Thanks for the recipe!

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I love your snack toppings post. How cute!

I got some of the best fun kid recipes from Fun Family once.

One recipe is chopped carrots, celery, apples, peanuts, raisins, peanut butter mixed all together in an ice cream cone!

I’ll be sure to check back on your blog for more ideas.

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Yes!! When they are doing demo’s at Costco I tell them “You don’t have to convince me! I want to walk out with one today MORE THAN YOU KNOW!!!!” They really should just give me one to ‘review’ on my blog.. don’t you think?!!

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LOVE this!!! My daughter is lactose intolerant, and let me tell you, her milk is EXPENSIVE!!!! We are totally trying this! I wonder if she’ll like it!

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