I was perusing foodgawker.com the other day (as I often do) and came across this Homemade Horchata Recipe. I love the cinnamon-y and warm smell of horchata and, after seeing how easy it was to make, decided to give it a try!
- 1/2 cup uncooked rice, rinsed a few times with cold water
- 4 cups hot water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw, but table sugar would work just fine)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a food processor, pulverize the rinsed rice as much as possible. It was difficult to get a smooth texture, so I processed the rice for a couple minutes, until the contents became very milky in appearance.
In a large bowl, mix together the blended rice, sugar, and hot water until the sugar has dissolved completely. Add in the vanilla extract and cinnamon and stir to combine.
Then pour the mixture into a pitcher and keep in the refrigerator overnight.
Then strain the mixture through cheesecloth and pour over ice (I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to top the drink off) – Enjoy!
This drink feels good on a hot summer day – Jim and I just had a glass with breakfast – Very tasty!!