Prep Time15 mins
Chill time3 hrs
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 1/3 cups uncooked white long grain rice
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 6 2/3 cups water
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract use clear vanilla for a whiter horchata
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2/3 cup sugar
Put rice, 3 cups water, and cinnamon sticks in blender. Blend for about 1 minute. Add as much of the remaining water as you can (my 6 cup blender couldn't handle 2 cups more water and we had some spillage so be wary) and blend until the rice and cinnamon sticks are roughly ground, about another minute.
Transfer rice water mixture to a large pitcher and add the rest of the water. Let mixture soak overnight or at least 3 to 4 hours.
Strain rice mixture through cheese cloth (or coffee filter) into another pitcher. If working by yourself this is best done in small batches.
Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar and stir well. If desired, refrigerate until well chilled.
Serve in tall glasses with ice.
Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 89mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1.3% | Calcium: 7.2% | Iron: 1.8%