Rice milk has become a very popular alternative to animal milk, as it is slightly sweet but does not have such a strong taste as almond milk. You can make rice milk yourself easily and cheaply. Unfortunately, oil or sugar is added to many products from the supermarket. We show you with this how you never have to buy rice milk again with how to make rice milk recipe — and avoid a lot of garbage as well!
Ingredients (for 1 litre)
- 200g cooked rice
- 1 litre filtered water
- 4 to 8 Medjool dates
- a pinch of salt
- 1 tsp vanilla or cinnamon
For rice milk you can use any type of rice. White rice varieties are particularly good, because the milk tastes the most neutral. But also the pure vegetable milk from brown rice is very delicious due to its somewhat nutty taste. Also read how to cook brown rice on the stove, rice cooker or instant pot.
Put all the ingredients together in a blender and mix well for a few minutes. Now just sift through a very fine sieve or a nut milk bag, fill in a clean bottle and put in the fridge. The slightly sweet rice milk thus lasts between three and five days.
Tip: The cleaner you work, the longer the milk stays cooled. If it stands longer, a part settles on the bottom of the bottle. This is quite normal, just shake it through well and it is well mixed again.
If you don’t have a fine-mesh sieve or a nut milk bag at hand, you can also use a fine stocking skirt or fine tights to sift through. It works just as well. In hindsight, you can simply put them in the laundry and use them again to avoid unnecessary garbage.
By the way, rice milk is sold in the supermarket as a “rice drink“, because vegetable milk is not allowed to be sold as milk. This also applies to oat milk and other vegan “milk products”. These products are also available with chocolate flavour, but unfortunately with a lot of sugar and oil. However, you can easily mix high-quality cocoa powder during the production process or prepare a fresh cocoa at any time with the homemade rice milk.
Secret tip: Milk rice base (vegan)
After you can make rice milk recipe yourself, you can also use it for a rice vegan dish, as it fits perfectly in taste. You need this recipe and the following ingredients.
- 150g round grain rice
- 750ml of rice milk
- some coconut sugar
- Vanilla or cinnamon
- a pinch of salt
Simply cook the 150g round grain rice with 750ml rice milk as well as vanilla, cinnamon, some coconut blossom sugar and a pinch of salt. Now just add a few fresh or pureed fruits and you’ll have a sweet, warm meal. Of course, you can also serve the rice cold as dessert. Or try using rice milk in our easy recipe to make protein pancakes.