Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My Homemade “Rice Dream"/ Rice Milk

How many of you out there LOVE "Rice Dream" by Imagine Foods? I do! My favorite is original, although I haven't tried chocolate! Anyway, I was thinking about how I could save some money and thought about once again trying to make rice milk. I had tried in the past with OK results but always went back to my good old "Rice Dream". I decided I needed to see what others thought online and I also looked at the labels. After looking at a idea online and reading the label more closely, I created my own version of "Rice Dream." Try it out and let me know what you think! If you try any of the options or make any alterations be sure to let us know!

· ¼ t. sea salt
· A little less than 2T. high oleic safflower oil
· 1 c. uncooked brown rice
· 8 c. water
· More water as needed
In a large pot, bring 8 c. of water to a boil. Add in 1 c. uncooked brown rice. Add ¼ t. sea salt. Stir. Put the lid on, turn it down, and simmer it for about three hours. Add the safflower oil. Mix. Take it off the heat. Pour in equal amounts of water and into your blender. You will need to do this a couple times. I would suggest that you strain the rice milk through a fine wire mesh or cheesecloth, if needed. Next, dilute your milk to your desired consistency with more water. Blend again. Pour and then store in air tight containers. I like using quart size Mason jars.

· Halve or double the recipe according to your needs.
· Sweeten with your choice of sweetener if you like.
· You may also flavor it with vanilla.
· If you choose to make chocolate/carob rice milk, add cocoa/carob and sweetener of your choice.

Original Recipe found here.