Sunday, February 2, 2014

Horchata (C3)

Adapted from Morinu website

Popular drink! Doesn't this sound wonderful?
Serves 6-8

3/4 cup uncooked brown or jasmine rice (soak overnight the night before)
3 cups water
Two 2-inch cinnamon sticks
2 1/2 cups plain unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened rice milk
Sweetener equivalent to 3/4 cup sugar
1 package Soft Tofu
juice of one lime
ground cinnamon for sprinkling

Remember to soak the rice overnight to soften it up!

Grind rice in a blender to break up the grains slightly and transfer to a large glass pitcher. Add the water and cinnamon stick. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Discard the cinnamon sticks, pour into the blender and blend until smooth. Line a large mesh sieve with a double layer of cheesecloth, fit on top of the pitcher and strain through the cloth. Gather up the cheesecloth, twist into a bundle and squeeze any remaining liquid into the pitcher. Discard the rice.

One last time, return the rice liquid to the blender. Add the almond milk, sugar, tofu, and lime juice. Pulse until completely smooth and creamy. Serve in tall chilled glasses with plenty of ice and sprinkle ground cinnamon on top. Store horchata chilled, tightly covered, and drink within 2 days.

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