If you’re a fan of horchata and you also happen to be a fan of coffee, you will absolutely love this tasty infusion of both delicious drinks brought to us by award-winning chef, TV host, author, and food blogger Pati Jinich.
In a heatproof bowl, cover Mahatma® White Rice and cinnamon with hot water and let sit between 2 to 8 hours.
When the mixture is ready to be pureed, add sugar and milk, and mix well. Use a blender or food processer to blend in patches and make sure to puree completely.
Strain with a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth.
Serve over ice and add shot of espresso. Stir well and enjoy.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: Rice’s versatility is epic. From casseroles to risottos to a recipe for Mexican Rice to your favorite seafood paella recipe, there’s truly very little you can’t do with rice. And by very little, we mean very little. These versatile grains can even be used to make tasty drinks. That’s right, we said drinks. Ever heard of horchata? If you have, you already know how much a treat this sweet drink really is, and if you haven’t, let us tell you about it.
While there are many variations in horchata recipes throughout the different countries in Latin America, you will typically find a few standard ingredients that are used in most: rice, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla or sugar. Regardless of what recipe you follow, the sweet and cinnamony rice drink is an irresistibly sweet and cool drink that is hard to beat.
For an aromatic variety, use our Jasmine Mahatma® Rice. Adjust the water to rice ratio accordingly as it is 1½ cups of water per each cup of rice.
How can this tasty drink get any better, you ask? Well, if you happen to love coffee as much as you love horchata as we do here at Mahatma® Rice, you’ll love the combination of this sweet and cinnamony drink with a shot of concentrated and full-flavored espresso. Enjoy your coffee in this new and delicious way and be prepared to keep a pitcher of your favorite horchata on hand because you won’t be able to go without once you try it.
Try our Quick & Easy Horchata Recipe and don’t forget to garnish with a cinnamon stick for a lovely presentation and an extra bit of that delightful cinnamon flavor.