Rice Milk (Sua Gao)

Rice Milk - homemade and delicious, made from brown rice | recipe from runawayrice.comThis Rice Milk recipe is a breeze to make and so delicious. In this easy recipe, roasted brown rice is used to make a fragrant, light-tasting and refreshing drink. Add your choice of sweetener: sugar, honey or a sugar substitute and the Rice Milk is a wonderful beverage to enjoy any time of the day.

Rice Milk is a really healthy alternative to cow’s milk. As more of us are becoming lactose-intolerant or having dairy allergies, Rice Milk is a nutritious and tasty option. Rice Milk can be enjoyed like cow’s milk, drinking it as a refreshing beverage, pairing with cereal or granola (my favorite!) or using as an ingredient in your favorite recipes. Enjoy!

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Notes on the Rice Milk Recipe, Tips and Tricks

Use brown rice, white rice or multi-grain rice to make Rice Milk. Any size grain, long grain or short grain works. My personal favorite is long grain brown rice. Rice Milk made from brown rice is fuller-bodied and hearty. Of course, white rice works great as well. It’s really a matter of individual preference. Rice Milk made from multi-grain rice is richer, thicker and has more texture. When using a multi-grain, you’ll want to add more water. (See the water ratio guide below.)

Use 4 parts water to 1 part dry rice. Adjust this ratio depending on your preference for thick or thin Rice Milk and the type of grain. The multi-grain rice needs more water and the ratio I use is about 5:1. If you’re not sure of which consistency is best, make the Rice Milk using the 4:1 ratio. Then when enjoying, add more water as needed.

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A lot of recipes don’t roast the rice and I think this is an important step. Roasting the rice makes the Rice Milk really fragrant. Unless, you’re really pressed for time, don’t skip this step. The wonderful aroma of roasted rice will be the first thing you notice about the homemade Rice Milk.

I have several nut milk bags because I make Rice Milk, Soy Milk and almond milk often. Instead of the nut milk bag, you can use a double layer of cheese cloth or a clean kitchen towel to strain the milk.

Add your choice of sweetener. Use sugar, honey, agave syrup or a sugar substitute. I typically don’t sweeten the entire batch and prefer to add sweetener to my glass if I am drinking it. A lot of times, I am adding Rice Milk to cereal or granola, which is plenty sweet already, so the extra sugar isn’t necessary.

Store any remaining milk in the refrigerator. I store the Rice Milk in mason jars or old milk bottles, sealed with lids. Enjoy within the week for maximum freshness. Before serving, be sure to shake the jar/bottle or stir the milk really well as it separates.

What can you do with the leftover rice pulp? Mix it with boiling water to make a quick and delicious hot cereal. Add it to bread and muffin batters or use as thickener for soups and stews.

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Ingredients

1 cup brown rice
4 cups water
Optional sweetener: 2 tsp sugar, honey, or a sugar substitute

Directions

Add the rice into a large bowl and fill with cold water. Swirl the rice in the water a few times. Pour out the rinse water. Repeat washing the rice 1 or 2 more times or until the water is clear.

Transfer the rice to a large skillet. Roast the rice over Medium Low heat, stirring frequently. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the rice just turns golden and is fragrant.

Transfer the rice to a large bowl. Add a generous amount of water to cover the rice, approximately 4 cups. Stir together. Let the rice soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Drain the rice and discard the rinse water. Transfer the rice to a blender. Add 4 cups cold water. Starting on Low speed, gradually increase to High speed and blend for 2-3 minutes.

Place a nut milk bag into a large measuring cup or bowl. Pour the rice milk into the bag. Cinch the bag closed. Squeeze the bag to extract the milk.

Add your choice of sweetener and stir well.

Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Yields: 4 1/2 cups

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Rice Milk (Sua Gao)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Asian, Vietnamese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Trang

This Rice Milk recipe is a breeze to make and so delicious. In this easy recipe, roasted brown rice is used to make a fragrant, light-tasting and refreshing drink. Add your choice of sweetener: sugar, honey or a sugar substitute and the Rice Milk is a wonderful beverage to enjoy any time of the day.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add the rice into a large bowl and fill with cold water. Swirl the rice in the water a few times. Pour out the rinse water. Repeat washing the rice 1 or 2 more times or until the water is clear.
  2. Transfer the rice to a large skillet. Roast the rice over Medium Low heat, stirring frequently. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until the rice just turns golden and is fragrant.
  3. Transfer the rice to a large bowl. Add a generous amount of water to cover the rice, approximately 4 cups. Stir together. Let the rice soak for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. Drain the rice and discard the rinse water. Transfer the rice to a blender. Add 4 cups cold water. Starting on Low speed, gradually increase to High speed and blend for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Place a nut milk bag into a large measuring cup or bowl. Pour the rice milk into the bag. Cinch the bag closed. Squeeze the bag to extract the milk.
  6. Add your choice of sweetener and stir well.
  7. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Notes, Tips & Tricks

Use brown rice, white rice or multi-grain rice to make Rice Milk. Any size grain, long grain or short grain works.

Use 4 parts water to 1 part dry rice. Adjust this ratio depending on your preference for thick or thin Rice Milk and the type of grain.

Roasting the rice makes the Rice Milk really fragrant. Unless, you're really pressed for time, don't skip this step.

Store any remaining milk in the refrigerator. Enjoy within the week for maximum freshness.

Before serving, be sure to shake the jar/bottle or stir the milk really well as it separates.

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2 Responses to Rice Milk (Sua Gao)

  1. Tuan May 15, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi Trang,

    I really love this Rice Milk recipe. I too prefer the taste of brown rice over white rice. Thanks for sharing this easy recipe!

    • Trang May 19, 2017 at 9:04 pm #

      Hi Tuan,
      Thanks! I am glad to hear you liked this recipe! 🙂

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