6 hrs 10 mins
A refreshing cold drink made of rice, almonds, cinnamon (canella), lime zest and sugar. This drink is rumored to be a cure for a hangover and is frequently served at breakfast time. Even though the drink has a milky appearance it is completely dairy-free. From GourmetSleuth, posted for ZWT II '06
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- 1The traditional way to make horchata is with a metate y mano(a tradiotonal type of mortar and pestle). For those of us less adventurous, or simple those with less time, we can use a blender.
- 2Pulverize the rice using a metate y mano or your blender. Grind the mixture as smooth as possible.
- 3Combine the rice with the almonds, cinnamon and lime zest. Let this mixture stand overnight or 6 hours minimum.
- 4Place the mixture in the blender jar and blend for at least 3 - 5 minutes until the mixture is smooth and no long has a gritty texture.
- 5Add 2 cups of water and blend again for just a few seconds.
- 6Place a large sieve over a mixing bowl.
- 7Line the sieve with 3 layers of damp cheesecloth.
- 8Pour in the rice mixture, a little at a time and keep stirring to help the mixture go through the sieve.
- 9Once all the liquid has passed through to the bowl gather the cloth together at the top, give it a twist and squeeze out any additional liquid.
- 10Now add 2 more cups of water and stir in as much sugar as you'd like, to taste.
- 11If the mixture is too thick, add some additional water.
- 12Cover and refrigerate. The drink should keep several days, refrigerated.
- 13Serve in a tall glass over ice.
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Nutritional Facts for Traditional Horchata
Serving Size: 1 (75 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 347.4
- Calories from Fat 137
- Total Fat 15.2 g
- Saturated Fat 1.1 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 8.5 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 48.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.3 g
- Sugars 34.7 g
- Protein 7.4 g
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