Save money on buying milk – this homemade, cheap and nutritious rice milk recipe is the best alternative to conventional milk.
And it tastes great, too!
Are you out of milk again?
Forget running to the store to buy milk and try this rice milk recipe instead!
All you need are simple ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now, and you can easily make this amazing and nutritious rice milk in minutes.
Staying healthy does not need to be expensive, and you’ll know why – and how – as you keep reading.
Let’s go get healthy with your homemade rice milk!
What is Good about Rice Milk?
I’m sure you’ve heard of soy milk, almond milk, walnut milk, and of course, cow’s milk.
But what about rice milk?
Perhaps the cheapest of all dairy-free milk, (yet loaded with nutrients), rice milk contains about 140 calories a cup and a very minimal 3 grams fat.
This milk comes from just two ingredients – rice and water.
Yet even with just two ingredients, you can expect a ton of nutrients with every cup of this nutritious milk.
For instance, 100 grams of rice milk gives you 118 grams of calcium and 208 grams of vitamin A. It also has 42 IU of vitamin D, which helps improve bone density and reduce your risk of bone issues such as osteoporosis.
The vitamin A content in rice milk promotes skin care and minimizes wrinkles and blemishes.
There are also antioxidants in rice milk, one of these is called para-aminobenzoic acid that protects your skin from the sun’s damaging rays.
Since this milk has zero cholesterol and just good fats, drinking a cup of rice milk each day helps if you are struggling with losing weight. This dairy-free milk also reduces the chances of strokes, heart attacks, and atherosclerosis.
Are you lactose intolerant? If so, this is the milk for you.
It is free from dairy, making it an excellent alternative to cow’s milk.
Rice milk is also easier on your digestive tract and helps improve the bacterial environment and condition of your gut.
With good digestion and elimination, your body is protected against bad bacteria and infection for your optimum health.
How to Make Rice Milk
Rice milk is quite easy to make.
Nothing complex about it, and it only takes a few minutes!
In fact, all you need is rice – basmati rice or brown rice, some water, and it’s good to go.
Flavor it with your choice of natural sweetener such as agave or maple syrup or vanilla, maybe some cinnamon, and you have for yourself a yummy cup of rice milk.
Just be sure to cook the rice first – no hard grains for this recipe – and then have your high-powered blender ready.
I use a Bosch mixer but you can also use your Vitamix, anything that works to blend up your ingredients well.
That’s about it. Your rice milk should be ready to go in just a few minutes of mixing thoroughly in a blender!
How to Use Rice Milk for Your Dishes
You can absolutely add rice milk to any dish you want.
Dishes that normally require milk such as cereals, oatmeal, maybe some cooked dishes that would need some kind of a thickener could use rice milk for sure.
When we’re out on milk at home, I would put rice milk in my cereal and have a quick, nutritious breakfast.
It’s also perfect for baked recipes or homemade ice cream that need milk.
Want some milk in your coffee or tea?
Rice milk should be perfect for that!
Since rice is much cheaper than nuts or your regular milk, you can easily make a big batch of rice milk for your favorite beverages, baked goodies, and other dishes.
Now let’s make some rice milk using this rice milk recipe below:
Easy and Super Nutritious Rice Milk Recipe
Rice Milk Recipe
- 1/2 cup cooked rice Basmati or brown rice
- 2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon your natural sweetener agave, honey, maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 dash cinnamon powder
- Mix the rice and water in a blender.
- Add in some agave or your choice of natural sweetener.
- Put in some vanilla and cinnamon powder.
- Blend up some more and give it a little shake after.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy!