Horchata (cinnamon rice drink)

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Horchata (cinnamon rice drink)

Horchata (cinnamon rice drink)
Number of Servings: 8 Total Preparation Time: more than 2 hours
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: Amanda's family
Food Groups: Grains
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread
Meal Type: Beverages
Origin: Mexican & Spanish
Special Features: Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

This is a traditional mexican beverage.


1 cup long grain Rice, rinsed
2 quarts Water
1 Cinnamon stick, broken into pieces
1 teaspoon Vanilla (optional)
1/2 cup 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. Puree rice mixture in a blender until smooth. Strain through cheese cloth or a fine sieve. Flavor with vanilla and sugar to taste. Chill, and serve over ice.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 132
Total Fat: 0
Saturated Fat: 0
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 1 mg
Carbohydrates: 31 g
Protein: 2 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:

Cook's Notes:

Beside's the 3 hour wait, this is a very easy recipe! Goes great with a mexican dinner, like enchiladas!