No Wait Homemade Horchata

"We LOVE horchata, but are always disappointed in the amount of wait time required to make it. One day I decided to try to cook the rice slightly before making the drink because I wanted it NOW! We really like it and think it tastes just a good as the original recipe we tried which calls for the rice to be soaked over night."
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  • Combine rice and water together in saucepan. Bring to a boil and continue to let boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Drain water from rice.
  • Combine milk and rice and blend together. Strain the milk and rice mixture through cheesecloth.
  • Add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Feel free to use less or more sugar and cinnamon depending on personal preference.
  • Add plenty of ice.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Kendall P.
    How much milk?
  2. epicjinx10
    How much milk?


  1. Philaberto E.
    Super yummy. Reminds me of my grandpaps and his horchata he made. Super yum, I like. Recommend as well.
  2. Anonymous
    Simple recipe. Great solution when soaking isn't desired. Not sure why the first review was a 3-star.
  3. ostomo
    Great idea to par the cook the rice if you want this great treat right now! I used 4 cups of milk since it seems to have been accidentally not listed, but it tastes great, got a good glass of it for now and will let the rest sit for a great breakfast drink! Thanks!


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