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About rice milk

Rice milk is plant-based, non-dairy milk that's made from milled rice and water. The commercial production of milk involves several steps. First, the rice is either fully or partially milled. When rice is fully milled, the husk, germ, and bran of the rice kernel are removed, which leaves white rice behind. During partial milling, only the husk is removed, and brown rice remains. 

The milled rice is then ground, mixed with water to create a slurry, and filtered to remove the coarse bits. Next, enzymes are added to break down starches to reach the desired texture and thickness of the milk. In addition, manufacturers add many other ingredients to rice milk, such as oil, stabilizers, salt, flavors, sweeteners, vitamins, and minerals. The milk is also homogenized, which is the process that stabilizes rice milk and makes it creamy.

Rice milk has an opaque white or beige color and a creamy texture reminiscent of cow's milk. It has a mild and sweetish taste and is allergy-friendly and easy to digest. As is the case with other plant-based milk products, rice milk provides a healthy milk alternative, especially for vegans and people who are lactose intolerant. 

The history of rice milk is unclear since there are no records that show when and where rice milk was first used. The earliest mention of the term is in Maria M. Gilberts' book, Meatless Cookery, published in 1914, in which she provides a recipe for rice milk. The Vita Rice Products Co. built the first milk factory in the U.S. in 1921.

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FAQs About Rice Milk

For people who are allergic to dairy, nuts, or soy, rice milk provides a safe milk alternative. Drinking rice milk is also good for your heart, as it contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. Commercial rice milk products are fortified with vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, which keeps the bones in your body strong and healthy. Your body also needs calcium for your nerves to carry messages to the brain and for your muscles to move.

Added vitamins include vitamin D, which helps the body properly absorb important minerals such as calcium and phosphate, and vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision and the normal functioning of your immune system. Fortified rice milk is also a source of vitamin B12, which keeps the body's nerve and blood cells healthy.

Yes, you can. Although you can make rice milk with either white or brown rice, you may want to go with brown rice since it's more nutritious. Start by cooking one cup of rice according to package directions. Drain the rice and allow it to cool down. Next, add the rice and two cups of water to a blender and blend until smooth. 

If you want, you can add other ingredients before blending, such as vanilla extract, a date or two, or fresh berries. Once you've finishing blending, strain the mixture by using a cheesecloth or a nut milk bag. Pour the remaining liquid into sealed containers and store it in the fridge.
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