Tasty Rice Milk

"I tried several recipes from Recipezaar for rice milk and didn't care for any of them much. I found this one on Mark's Daily Apple in the comments following a listing of condiments recipes. The recipe there calls for 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, but I like it with just a little safflower oil ( the olive oil has such a strong taste). Their recipe also calls for 1/2 tsp. soy lecithin, which I didn't have, so I just did without it."
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Ready In:
7 cups


  • 1 cup cooked brown rice (white rice can also be used)
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
  • 4 tablespoons honey (or your preferred sweetener to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon safflower oil (or to taste)
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla (or to taste)
  • 2 cups water (using part ice helps cool hot mixture quickly for ease of refrigeration)
  • 2 cups water (add ice if desired)


  • bring cooked rice, 2 cups water, and salt to boil, then reduce to simmer for 25 minutes.
  • add honey while the rice/water is still hot.
  • blend above mixture on high until it's smooth.
  • add vanilla, oil and 2 cups of water/ice and blend again.
  • pour this mixture through a fine sieve or cheese cloth to remove rice particles.
  • place mixture into a container with 2 more cups of water/ice.
  • shake well for each use.

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  1. OK this is good :) DD (toddler) loves it like store bought rice milk and it is so much healthier. I used white Basmati rice, date molasses as the sweetener (DO NOT add extra if you don't think it is not sweet enough like I did the first time because it tastes sweeter when cold). I used a very good unrefined olive oil but it does leave a slightly bitter taste, therefore next time I will use safflower oil insha Allah. I used a halal vanilla paste & tap water, no ice. I passed it through a sieve but it was still too thick so I added cheese cloth and strained it. I wondered why the store bought "Rice Dream" and maybe other brands do not contain a sweetener but still taste sweet. I researched and the answer is disgusting. With amylase present in the ingredient list, " Foods that contain much starch but little sugar, such as rice and potato, taste slightly sweet as they are chewed because amylase turns some of their starch into sugar in the mouth." wikipedia. The amylase additive is "derived from swine pancreas or mould mushroom." I will not buying Rice Dream or any rice beverage containing amylase again for religious reasons that go along with health. This recipe did take much work but the result is healthier and tastes good. I will make this again and again insha Allah, tweaking it until complete perfection.
  2. No rating yet as we have not tasted it. It is cooling in the fridge. I did discover though with my BlendTec blender that you are not able to strain out the solids as there are NONE!! Very creamy and "milk like" I cant wait to taste it when it is cool. Update: I think that my blender, blended to well. I could not drain out any solids so DS thought that this was thick and tasted very "ricy" I don't drink the stuff so I have no idea. I will try it again
  3. I'm so thankful for this recipe. My son is a "milk" junkie and by using this recipe I am able to keep up with his Thirst for it with out having to run out to the store all the time. Thanks so much.
  4. Living in a very remote area, I'm so happy to find a recipe for rice milk which otherwise i have to travel an hour to the nearest "bio" shop! After two trials with this recipe, it's getting near to perfection. I used a pressure cooker to cook the rice with 3x the water and then blended with just a pinch of salt, honey, agave and oil. Strained through a sieve and added another 1.5 litres of water. I'm wondering if there is a rice that is by nature, a "sweet" rice to eliminate the need for sweetner. next time. Overall, really good and so much cheaper plus no need to run down the mountain for my rice milk fix. Blessings to the Blessed One!


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