Sunday, May 22, 2011


Okay so one of the main reasons I go to costa vida (aside from their incredible pork salads) is for their horchata. I haven't tasted any better except for when we were in Cancun on our honeymoon. I saw this recipe and just HAD to try it. Turned out really good for being my first time trying! I made this with white rice because I didn't have brown on hand and it still turned out just great!

Brown Rice Horchata
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 5 • Serving Size: 1 cup Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 137.5* • Fat: 0.7 g Protein: 2.9 g Carb: 31.4 g Fiber: 1.3 g
Sodium: 30.7 mg

  • 1 cup rinsed brown rice (I used short grain brown rice)
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/3 cup raw sugar or agave (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp dark vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon plus more to top

Soak the rice overnight or at least 8 hours in water with cinnamon sticks.

The next day discard cinnamon sticks and blend the rice and water in your blender water at the highest speed for about 5 minutes. Pass through a fine mesh sieve about two times to catch all the gritty bits. (A stocking works great) Discard the remaining rice pulp.

Pour into a pitcher, add skim milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla and mix well by stirring. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

To serve fill a glass with ice, pour horchata into a glass and sprinkle a little cinnamon on each serving just before drinking.

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