Agua de Horchata

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10hrs25min 8 servings yields Horchata
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  1. 1. Place the rice and cinnamon in a spacious, heat-resistant mixing bowl and add enough boiling water to cover. Top with plastic wrap and set aside for eight hours, or overnight.
  2. 2. Pour the mixture into a fine mesh strainer, drain well, and discard the water.
  3. 3. Place half of the softened rice, cinnamon sticks, and four cups of water in a blender and liquefy. Repeat with the remaining rice and water.
  4. 4. Pour the mixture through a double layer of cheesecloth set in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Discard the solids.
  5. 5. Add the sugar and vanilla to the bowl and mix until dissolved.
  6. 6. Pour the Agua de Horchata into a pitcher and chill 2–3 hours before serving.
  7. 7. Serve over ice in individual glasses.
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