By Cathe Olson
You won't believe how easy it is to make your own rice milk. This costs just pennies to make too. Try it warm or cold.
1/2 cup brown rice
8 cups water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon granulated kelp (optional)
1 cup or more cold water
3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Place rice, 8 cups water, salt, and kelp in pan. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to low and simmer 3 hours, or until rice is very soft. (You can also do this in a crockpot overnight.)
In blender, puree rice mixture with remaining ingredients. You will have to do it in two batches. Puree each batch at least 2 or 3 minutes to completely liquefy the rice. Add more water if a thinner consistency is desired. Keep refrigerated.
Yield: About 6 cups