DIY Rice Milk?
January 27, 2009 7:12 PM Subscribe
The grocery store no longer supplies my regular brand of rice milk. Tips or suggestions for making my own?
posted by kamelhoecker to food & drink (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've heard it was easy as just putting cooked rice in a blender or food processor. Well, I tried that with some (cooked) long grain brown rice, and it was milky, but tasted much like... well, watery rice.
Looking at the ingredients on my old brand, there is brown basmati, sunflower oil, sodium bicarbonate and enzymes (amylase, protease).
I'm going to try again with basmati for more flavor. I think the enzymes convert starch to sugar, so I imagine that also helps the flavor. (I'd like to avoid just adding sugar.) Not sure what the oil and baking soda does... maybe the oil thickens and prevents particles of rice from settling?
Anyways, clearly I've much to learn, so if anyone has any tips or techniques to get me started, it'd be much appreciated.