Friday, September 2, 2011
In my never-ending quest to trim our food budget, I've turned my attention to ricemilk. We spend $5 per week on rice or almond milk, due to my younger daughter's dairy allergies. It adds up.
I came across a recipe for homemade ricemilk and thought, "I can do that!"
I used this recipe. I do not necessarily agree with the political sentiment of the blog, but I like how easy the recipe is.
I mixed two cups of brown rice and sixteen cups of water in a large pot. After bringing it to a boil, I let it simmer for three hours. For taste, I added 5 teaspoons-ish of salt and 1/2 cup of maple syrup. I ladled the mixture, spoonful by spoonful into a blender and cut it 50:50 with water. The ricemilk is stored in large mason jars.
My daughters don't like the milk as much as they like store-bought milk, but they will drink it and eat it in cereal. I could add more syrup, but I'd like to wean them off the sweet taste. I like it because we've saved a ton of money this way.
My next experiment will be making ricemilk in the crockpot, so I don't have to babysit the stove. Stay tuned!