It’s easy to make your own rice or soy milk. Not only will it save you a few dollars each time and you don’t need to run to the shops when you are out of milk. All you need is a decent blender and 5 min of your time and you’ll have your own rice or soy milk.
How to make rice milk
- 750 ml filtered water
- 100 g cooked brown rice
- 4 satchels stevia (roughly 8 g total) or 30 g brown sugar or other sweetener
- 1 pinch of salt (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence if desired
Place ingredients into the blender jug in the order listed and make sure lid is secured. Select a low speed and slowly increase speed to high. Blend for 3 min or until you are happy with the consistency. Store in an air tight glass bottle in the fridge and make sure you shake it well before using. Drink it within 1-2 days as it doesn’t stay fresh for long.
How to make Soy Milk
- 120 g cooked organic soy beans
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar or other sweetener
- 850 ml water
- Optional flavorings (cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, chocolate)
If you want to make soy milk you need to plan ahead a little as beans need to be soaked overnight. Firstly rise beans well and discard any unappealing beans. Place in a bowl and cover with a few inches of water, and leave on the kitchen table. Once soaked, drain and rinse well, and place in a large pot. Bring them to a boil and simmer on low till beans are tender (roughly about an hour). Once cooked drain well and leave to cool. As beans take a long time to cook, you may consider cooking a large amount and keep them in the fridge, or freeze them, and then defrost as you need them.
Once you have the beans sorted, place ingredients in the blender jug, slowly increasing speed to high. Blend for 1.5 min or until smooth. If you prefer a more commercial style consistency you may strain the milk through a fine strainer or nut milk bag.
Store soy milk in a glass bottle in the fridge and shake well before drinking. For best taste and freshness drink within a few days.
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