Brown Rice Horchata Recipe

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Leroy Hunter Modified: June 5, 2022
Brown Rice Horchata Recipe

How To Make Brown Rice Horchata

Elevate your usual chilled horchata by adding brown rice, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. Sweet and refreshing, a glass will keep you energetic the whole day!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Soak Time: 8 hours
Total: 8 hours 10 minutes



  • 1cuprinsed brown rice
  • 4cupswater
  • 2cinnamon sticks
  • 1cupskim milk
  • cupraw sugar,or agave, more to taste
  • 1tspdark vanilla extract
  • ½tspground cinnamon,plus more to top


  1. Soak the rice overnight or at least 8 hours in water with cinnamon sticks.

  2. The next day, discard cinnamon sticks and blend the rice and water in your blender at the highest speed for about 5 minutes.

  3. Pass through a fine mesh sieve about two times to catch all the gritty bits (A stocking works great). Discard the remaining rice pulp.

  4. Pour into a pitcher; add skim milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla then stir to mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. To serve, fill a glass with ice, pour horchata into a glass. Sprinkle a little cinnamon on each serving just before drinking.

Recipe Notes

Substitute skim milk with almond milk if lactose intolerant.


  • Calories: 197.21kcal
  • Fat: 1.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.98g
  • Fiber: 1.98g
  • Sugar: 11.91g
  • Protein: 4.59g
  • Cholesterol: 0.99mg
  • Sodium: 37.70mg
  • Calcium: 140.15mg
  • Potassium: 203.55mg
  • Iron: 0.88mg
  • Vitamin A: 67.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.54mg
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