White Rice Horchata


Ingredients:

​1 cup, white short grained rice

2 ½ cups warm water

1 cinnamon stick

2 Tbl maple syrup

1 Tbl brown sugar

¼ cup rice milk

1 ¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for garnish

chia seeds, for garnish

sliced almonds, for garnish

Directions:

Rinse off rice slightly and then place in blender with water. Blend thoroughly, add cinnamon stick and place in fridge overnight

Next day, remove cinnamon stick and blend again. Strain with fine sieve or cheesecloth (saving liquid) and dispose of rice pulp. Rinse blender, return liquid and add rice milk, almond milk, maple syrup, ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Blend again and pour over ice.

Garnish with chia seeds, cinnamon and sliced almonds. Serves 4