Wednesday, May 6, 2009

W&B Recipes: Horchata

Perfect for the summertime. Just one of those drink that compliment the moment. Horchata consists of rice, vanilla cinnamon and water at its base, and when made correctly is just sweet enough. When I'm chilling on some horchata, it's like, "Can life get any better?" This is a simply made drink that compliments spicy Mexican food well. Here's the breakdown:

• 1 cup long grain rice, rinsed
• 2 quarts water
• 1 cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
• 1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
• 1/2 cup white sugar

1. In a large saucepan, combine rice, water and cinnamon stick. Set aside for 3 hours. 2. After 3 hours, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes. Allow to cool. 3. Pour rice mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through cheesecloth or a fine strainer. Flavor with vanilla and sugar to taste. Chill, and serve over ice.
via allrecipes


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