Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Homemade Rice Milk

Good morning! 
It's quite early right now - like before 6 AM - and while I am so excited for the fall season (more on that soon), the only thing that stinks is it's not as light in the morning making my early morning running tough.  Anyone else have the same issue?  I know I have a headlamp somewhere so I'll have to break that out.  So anyways, I'm waiting to get outside so I decided to post :)
Last night I brought our first sunflower inside.  I know I talk about them a lot, but it truly amazes me that we started the sunflowers from seed inside, moved them outside, and they actually survived!  The rain yesterday made this one look a little crazy, but still so happy.

Remember how I mentioned I read Eat & Run?  Well, as promised, here's the recipe for Rice Milk.  It's so easy, you're not going to believe it.  I just had a sip for the first time because I wanted it to be nice and cold.  Honestly, it tastes great!  It's refreshing and plain, and I plan on using it in shakes and oatmeal, but I think I'll try adding some vanilla sometime too.
Recipe from Scott Jurek's Eat & Run:
1 cup cooked brown or white rice
4 cups water
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon sunflower oil (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a blender for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth then refrigerator the milk.  Jurek says that it will keep for four to five days in the refrigerator.
I included the sunflower oil because the book stated it makes the milk creamier.  I used white rice last night only because we had leftover and I knew we wouldn't be eating it.  In the future, I want to use brown rice though.
I think that making rice milk will actually be pretty economical and it's just nice knowing exactly what's in it - no extra chemicals.  I'm so happy to have found out how ridiculously easy rice milk is because I had no idea. 
Would you make your own rice milk? 


  1. Wow, that is SUPER easy!

    I think I'd try it...once I had a blender...
    [One kitchen item I don't have, but all the health & wellness bloggers claim I need. My cabinet space says otherwise. Decisions, decisions!]

  2. Wow! I never knew making rice milk was so easy. I would definitely think about doing this one day

  3. Who knew it was so easy to make rice milk?!?! Wayyyy faster than almond milk since you have to soak the almonds for hours! I definitely plan to make this! Also your sunflowers are just stunning. Wish the racoons hadn't gotten to mine :(

  4. I thought this process would be so much more difficult! I'm totally going to try this.

  5. Wow - you are amazing! I never knew it was so simple to make your own rice milk. I always see tutorials on almond milk, cashew milk, etc. but never rice milk! I've definitely going to give this a try!

  6. I have never seen a recipe for homemade rice milk. It actually sounds kind of good. I'm imagining tapioca right now for some reason.

    Does the rice blend up well or is it a chunky milk?