Comments: Drink Your Rice

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The Straight Dope did a column a while back on why water does not soothe your mouth after spicy foods and milk does (http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_346.html). Did you make anything spicy to go with it?

Barrett, thanks for the informaticve explaination of the difference between Sapnish and Mexican Horchata. I liked the Spanish one, now I absolutely must try this one out.

I'm trying this soon : )

The horchata came to my rescue when I sampled a pepper to show that really, it wasn't so hot. Boy was I wrong. If the horchata wasn't there, I'd still have smoke coming out of my ears.

Alberto, Thanks for coming up with this IMBB? concept. I look forward to the event every month. I really like the fact it's cooperative without being competitive.

Renee, I'd never tried this before and it turned out great. The particles do fall out of suspension pretty quickly in the fridge, so I give the pitcher a quick stir before serving. One other tip - strain, strain, strain. The more gunk you get out the less "chalky" it will taste.

I'm shocked that there were two horchata recipes in the bunch! FYI, in the recipe I used, the mixture was very easy to blend since the rice has already been ground (and there's a substantial amount of water combined with the mixture).

Josh - I laughed when I saw your recipe. I was so SURE I'd figured out the "weird" dish that no one else would have come up with. And the fact your photography was better didn't help, I'll have you know.

I guess you should never underestimate the creativity of the food blogging community...

This recipe is great. But, to make things esier try grinding the rice first. After the rice is ground up, add the water.

thanks for the recipe. None of the mexican restaurants here in seattle serve horchata. They should be ashamed.

This is a great taste i tried at a sunny day pavillion on the spanish coast made of tiger nuts. The relaxing gave my sore feet many troubleless minutes.

Thanks man....I used this for a special treat in my 9th grade spanish class and it ran out fast! I had made 12 quarts of it too.

you should put the nutrition facts because it is a law to have them on every produte. Thank You!!

when you blend the rice use two cups of water. blend it on high for about 3-4 minutes. this worked well for me.

J

This was realy good my boyfriend realy liked this drink u should try it whith vodka

my ruca realy liked the drink thanks alot for the recipie ESE!!!!!!!!

To make ur horchata have a better taste add little pieces of lime piel but make sure they are tiny. It is delicious that makes it different from all the other horchatas at least thats how we drink it in HONDURAS.

FYI certain BP Wild Bean gas station stores are selling horchata HOT in the latte section and it is certainly NECTAR of the GODS (comes out with the foam!) and a great substitute for coffee or hot chocolate when needing
some pick me up and can't have caffene.

I tried this drink for the first time yesterday at a Tex-Mex Restaurant in Maryland and it made me sick to my stomach. I just wanted to try something different and got this drink and I wish I hadn't. I was up all night long with an upset stomach. Has anyone else experienced this reaction or am I the only one?

Nikki, I' sorry you had a bad horchata experience. I've never heard of people getting upset stomachs with horchata.

Are you sure it was the drink and not the food? I'd be more inclined to believe you got a bad piece of chicken or beef in your food than that the orchata was no good.

But then again, everyone's tolerance for foods is different. You may have a sensitivity to something in the horchata you had.

horchata also can be made with ground pumpkin seed, gourd seed, sesame seed, peanuts.

I made the drink, and it came out good but i didnt get a stronge flavor i added more sugar and that made it sweeter but what should i do to make it more of that mint flavor.. also i had rice bits in it everywhere, am i doing something wrong?

I made the drink, and it came out good but i didnt get a stronge flavor i added more sugar and that made it sweeter but what should i do to make it more of that mint flavor.. also i had rice bits in it everywhere, am i doing something wrong?

Horchata is definitely making inroads to the gas station latte cart, check out my blog post on that subject:

http://blogging2utopia.blogspot.com/2010/12/another-latino-contribution-to-us.html

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