Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink) Recipe
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Horchata de Arroz (Rice Drink)

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"Refreshing rice drink with a hint of cinnamon. This version does not need to be boiled. Make a slush,if desired, by adding crushed ice. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 1 quart Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    12 hrs 15 mins


  1. Place the rice in a bowl with enough water to cover it and let it soak overnight.
  2. Strain the rice and discard the water. Stir the cold water and evaporated milk together. Place the drained rice into a blender along with half of the diluted milk. Blend until the rice is finely ground, about 30 seconds. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla; blend well. Pour in the remaining diluted milk; blend.
  3. Line a strainer with two layers of cheesecloth. Place the strainer over another bowl to catch the liquid. Strain the rice milk through the cheesecloth, discard the solids. Repeat the process if necessary. Serve over ice.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 06, 2010

Hola a todos!! I submitted this recipe. Yes, Horchata is originally a Mexican drink. I'm PuertoRican, not the drink. I can't find where it says otherwise but apparently someone must have made a mistake. Talking about mistakes, Allrecipes edited the recipe I submitted and it doesn't quite makes sense the way it is written now. The amounts listed in the ingredients are right but they are wrong under the directions. Dilute the evaporated milk with the water and follow the idea... Sorry about that. I'll try to contact them about it. Anyways, enjoy the drink!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2010

Why do you all think this is good? The recipe doesn't even make sense. Pour 2 cups of evaporated milk in the blender when the ingredients only calls for a cup and a half (two cups is 16 ounces). What's up with that. I started it out and had to stop. If someone can explain what is up with this, I would love to make it, but this is really stupid as far as I can tell. I feel stupid starting this before reading all the directions. Man, and I really want horchata. I love it!


28 Ratings

Jan 11, 2010

this is a good recipe I make this all the time, we love horchata it goes well with spicy Mexican food. I boil water with cinnamon sticks, and use that to give it a stronger cinnamon taste.

Dec 29, 2009

I love Horchata, but it is not a Puerto-Rican drink. It derived from Mexico and Central America. If you want an authentic Puerto-Rican drink try Coquito. There are some pretty good recipes for it on this site. Cheers!

Apr 16, 2010

This tastes exactly like the version served at a favorite Mexican restaurant. I consider this to be "authentic" and love it. Thanks!

Feb 16, 2010

It was great! It tasted the way it used to when My mom made it, and much better than any restaurant horchata. However, I have a question: is it necessary to use long-grain rice, or can short-grain be substituted? Please answer as quickly as possible!

Oct 18, 2010

Yumm!! I made this and it's so good!! Thanks for sharing!

Dec 29, 2009

Horchata came from Mexico.... its mexican!


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  • Calories
  • 396 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.8 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 7.5 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 109 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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