Horchata (Ground Rice Drink)

Total Time
Prep 24 hrs
Cook 0 mins

this is a pretty tasty drink its good for the summer days but takes a day to make:( its a bummer for that reason but its worth the wait its very good Native American drink


  1. need also Large Capacity Blender (7-8 Cups).
  2. Place rice in a bowl with enough hot water to cover.
  3. Let sit overnight on counter.
  4. Next day, remove the water.
  5. Place rice, 1/2 cup fresh water and 2 cups milk in a blender until rice is all ground up.
  6. Add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Blend.
  7. Add the remaining two cups milk, and 1/2 cup water.
  8. Blend.
  9. Strain through thickly layered cheesecloth (more than once may be necessary; do NOT squeeze the cloth).
  10. Chill and serve. Makes approximately 6 cups.
  11. Note: This is a favorite for youngsters of all ages. Also, the rice starch in this drink is an excellent way to "put out the fire" on your tongue while eating hot/spicy meals. In summertime, add crushed ice to drink to make a slushy.
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/this sounds like the answer to my need to find a homemade Horchata that is delicious and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for putting it in.

Patties favorites May 12, 2009

I loved this recipe. The finished drink is so light and refreshing. I had to halve the ingredients since I didn't have a large capacity blender, but that was very easy to do. Thank you for this recipe.

bama jr. July 03, 2008