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Went to a wonderful lunch at the Mexican resturant in Postville Iowa.
So old Mexico!
Yesterday they had a 2 piece band playing most the afternoon. Such
fun.

Had to have a big glass of Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk) instead of
dessert.


So refreshing. Does anyone else have opinion on this yummy drink? I
think it would have to be over ice. I hve not made it at home but I
did buy a mix for making it at home.


Opinions?


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Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk)

Yields: 8 servings

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

DIRECTIONS:
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 cheesecloth
or a fine sieve. Flavor with vanilla and sugar to taste. Chill, and serve
over ice.


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Went to a wonderful lunch at the Mexican resturant in Postville Iowa.
So old Mexico!
Yesterday they had a 2 piece band playing most the afternoon. Such
fun.

Had to have a big glass of Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk) instead of
dessert.


So refreshing. Does anyone else have opinion on this yummy drink? I
think it would have to be over ice. I hve not made it at home but I
did buy a mix for making it at home.


Opinions?



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pamjd wrote:

So refreshing. Does anyone else have opinion on this yummy drink?


Horchata (or orxata, as they call it in Valencia), is not Mexican, it's
been around since the time of Egyptians.

It's a vegetable based milk substitute. Nothing to rave about. But
maybe if the makers would let it ferment for two weeks, it might
develop an alcoholic kick, like mead, made of barley and honey.

Beer was originally a way to store grain compactly...

There are several kinds of vegetable beverages, made of ground almonds,
rice, barley or tigernuts (chufas). Nobody makes horchata out of barley
anymore, according to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horchata

You might try soy milk to get the taste of Valencian orxata, if you
don't plan to go there and sample orxata de chufas.

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Mike wrote:
Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk)

Yields: 8 servings

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

DIRECTIONS:
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
cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Flavor with vanilla and sugar to taste.
Chill, and serve over ice.


This recipe sounds good, but I'd add almonds to make it more authentic.

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The Galloping Gourmand wrote:

Horchata (or orxata, as they call it in Valencia), is not Mexican, it's
been around since the time of Egyptians.


I fear a diversion from discussing a traditional drink enjoyed
throughout Mexico due to the fact that it is not "Mexican". Many
things brought to Mexico by the Spanish, also, may be called "not
Mexican", but they ARE Mexican now.

Just a thought.

Regards,

Jack



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Went to a wonderful lunch at the Mexican resturant in Postville Iowa.
So old Mexico!
Yesterday they had a 2 piece band playing most the afternoon. Such
fun.

Had to have a big glass of Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk) instead of
dessert.


So refreshing. Does anyone else have opinion on this yummy drink? I
think it would have to be over ice. I hve not made it at home but I
did buy a mix for making it at home.


Opinions?

Love horchata no matter how you spell it. It's found in those big fruit
juice jars everywhere in Mexico, especially in the central market eateries,
bus stops and the like. It's wonderfully refreshing and nutritious as well.

Yes... it came over from Africa with the black slaves on Spanish ships.
These were the people who introduced rice onto the American continent. As
they did coffee and garlic among other great things. They took back
chocolate, tomatoes, maize and a whole lot more to liven up the variety of
goodies to be mixed in a kitchen. And new dishes are appearing every day
using those and other ingredients we are discovering from Burma, the Orient,
India...

Life is good. Let's help our Homeland Security people keep the suitcase
bombs out!

Life is good!

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Jack Tyler wrote:

I fear a diversion from discussing a traditional drink enjoyed
throughout Mexico due to the fact that it is not "Mexican". Many
things brought to Mexico by the Spanish, also, may be called "not
Mexican", but they ARE Mexican now.


Mea culpa. I should have said that horchata is not of Mexican *origin*.

Mexicans must certainly enjoy drinking their version of horchata, as
every Mexican juice bar has a few gallons of it mixed up and ready to
dispense.

I tried it once, but I knew what it was going to taste like from having
eaten white rice with milk, sugar and cinnamon when I was a child.

It seems that the cook in the elementary school cafeteria would prepare
Spanish rice for school lunches. But she knew that a few of the picky
eaters wouldn't touch anything with tomatos in it, so she made white
rice for those kids.

I was one of those kids. So horchata seems thin and unsatisfying by
comparison.

I wonder if Mexicans ever make horchata flavored ice cream?

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pamjd wrote:
Went to a wonderful lunch at the Mexican resturant in Postville Iowa.
So old Mexico!
Yesterday they had a 2 piece band playing most the afternoon. Such
fun.

Had to have a big glass of Horchata (Cinnamon Rice Milk) instead of
dessert.


So refreshing. Does anyone else have opinion on this yummy drink? I
think it would have to be over ice. I hve not made it at home but I
did buy a mix for making it at home.


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