Horchata is a general term for a number of beverages served in Latin America. This horchata contains brown rice, cinnamon sticks, sugar and vanilla.
1 cup brown rice, rinsed
4 cups cold water
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cup whole milk (can substitute almond milk for lactose intolerance)
1/3 cup raw sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon (additional for sprinkling)
1. Soak rice overnight with cinnamon sticks in water. The next day, discard cinnamon sticks and blend rice and water in blender for 5 mins. to ensure mixture is puréed well.
2. Pass twice through fine mesh sieve and discard additional rice pulp. Pour rice and water mixture into pitcher.
3. Add milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve. For service: Fill glass with ice, pour Horchata into glass and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.
Recipe by Aramark Lifeworks