Rice milk: benefits and how to prepare it

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Preparing homemade rice milk is very simple, being a good option to replace cow milk, in those people who suffer from lactose intolerance or allergy to cow milk protein, soya or nuts.

It is more common to call rice milk because it is a drink that can replace cow milk, without embargo, it is more correct to call rice drink because it is of vegetable origin. This drink can be bought in supermarkets, on the internet or in stores of natural products.

Main benefits

As rice milk contains few calories, it is an excellent ally to lose weight, when you eat it in moderation and in conjunction with a healthy and balanced diet.

Asimismo, helps to reduce cholesterol by not containing fat, and is an excellent source of vitamins of the complex B, A and D, which helps to maintain the nervous system, the skin and the healthy view.

In addition, this drink is ideal for those who are allergic to milk protein or even lactose intolerant, as well as people who are allergic to soya or nuts. It has a neutral and pleasant flavor that combines with coffee, chocolate, octopus or fruit, so it can be included in breakfast or lunch to prepare smoothies or cereals, for example.

Rice milk recipe

Rice milk is very simple to prepare at home and can be done at any time, especially because it uses ingredients that are easy to find in any kitchen.


  • 1 cup white or brown rice;
  • 8 water pots.

preparation method

Put the water in a pot, take it to the fire and leave it until it hierva, then put the rice previously washed. Leave on low heat for 1 hour with the pot covered. Next, remove from the oven and leave to cool, cool, paste very well and add water if necessary so that it becomes more liquid.

To give it more flavor to the rice milk, before cooking it, add 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or cinnamon extract and 2 teaspoons of corn, for example.

Nutritional information for rice milk

In the table, the nutritional composition is shown for every 100 ml of rice milk:

components Quantity per 100 mL
Energy 47 calories
proteins 0.28 g
thanks 0.97 g
carbohydrates 9.17 g
fibers 0.3 g
calcium 118 mg
hiero 0.2 mg
Phosphor 56 mg
Magnesium 11 mg
potassium 27 mg
Vitamin D 1 mcg
Vitamin B1 0.027 mg
Vitamin B2 0.142 mg
Vitamin B3 0.39 mg
Folic acid 2 mcg
Vitamin A 63 mcg

Generally, in the factory, calcium and vitamins are added to the rice milk, such as vitamin B12 and D, to enrich this milk with other nutrients. The quantity varies according to the manufacturer.

Possible side effects

It is important to mention that rice milk is not a good source of proteins and because it is rich in carbohydrates, it may not be the ideal drink for those people who suffer from diabetes.

In addition, according to the FDA, some of these products contain traces of inorganic arsenic, a substance that can cause heart problems and long-term cancer, so its excessive intake should be avoided.

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