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Rice milk: benefits, properties and recipe

The rice milk can become an excellent, healthy, healthy choice from a nutritional point of view, for all those people who can not consume d...

The rice milk can become an excellent, healthy, healthy choice from a nutritional point of view, for all those people who can not consume dairy products and derivatives with lactose because it is a natural vegetable drink that does not cause allergies or intolerances , Since it does not contain lactose or gluten.

As you know, it is now possible to find in the market an interesting variety of vegetable milks  especially made for those who either do not like animal milk or suffer from the aforementioned lactose intolerance.

Rice milk: benefits, properties and recipe

Highlighting some of the most consumed vegetable milks, we can now choose soy milk or almond milk . Although it is also possible to make them easily at home, as is the case of the so-called sesame milk  or the novel sunflower milk .

What is rice milk and how do you get the rice milk?

As its own name would indicate (although it is true, by the way, that it is not appropriate to name it milk , since in reality the most correct denomination would be  rice  drink or simply  vegetable drink of rice ), we are before a  drink of Vegetable origin that is obtained from the fermentation and the subsequent liquefaction of the rice grains .

That is, the rice milk is obtained from the fermentation of the fresh rice grains, which have been previously ground and cooked. To prepare it is necessary to grind and grind the rice grains, then cook and finally liquefy.

Let’s say that the way of processing would be the same as when making a recipe with rice, with the difference that prior to cooking should be ground and crushed well.

Benefits of Rice Milk

Ideal for people with lactose, gluten and soya intolerance

Since it does not contain gluten or lactose, vegetable milk from rice milk is a healthy and adequate option to replace animal milk with a high lactose content, as for example with cow’s milk.

Since it is a drink that evidently  does not contain lactose , it is ideal not only for lactose intolerant, but also for those who are allergic to milk.

And what happens when in addition to being intolerant to lactose you can be intolerant to soy? Which vegetable drink to choose? In this case, almond milk also becomes an excellent choice, since it is not made – obviously – from grains or soybeans.

A very energetic drink

Thanks especially to its high content of carbohydrates, nutrients that make it therefore a highly energetic beverage.

Helps improve intestinal transit

Due to the fermentation of the rice, the starch is broken, so that it brings interesting benefits when it comes to improving intestinal transit.

We must keep in mind that its calcium content is not very high, so we should not neglect the consumption of foods rich in calcium to maintain a correct contribution.

Interesting digestive qualities

The drink of rice in a drink very digestive , thus becoming a very interesting option to provide proteins and sugars easily assimilated.

In fact, being easy to digest and not cause heaviness in the stomach, it is very suitable for people suffering from some pathology, disorder or digestive disease, such as gastroenteritis, gastritis, stomach acidity or vomiting.

It is also interesting in case of irritable bowel, Crohn’s disease or inflammatory bowel disease.

Rice milk: benefits, properties and recipe

Very light drink

It can not be said, of course, that the rice drink slims but it is true that it  helps in slimming diets because it is a very light drink, which stands out precisely because of its low content and calorie contribution.

Therefore, it is an excellent natural option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Of course, it  is important to opt only for natural rice drinks that have not been sweetened . That is, they contain no sugar or any other sweetener or ingredient.

In addition, we must bear in mind that it is a drink with a  high glycemic index , so its consumption in people who follow a diet of thinning should be moderate and never excessive.

Rich in natural antioxidants and suitable for the heart

If you opt for rice drink made from brown rice you will  enjoy a drink with a high content of B vitamins and unsaturated fats, in addition to magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and selenium.

The presence of many of these natural antioxidants make it an excellent natural option to take care of our heart, our defenses and also helps us to prevent cancer.

Some nutritional issues to take into account with rice milk

Although it is one of the most popular, healthy, delicious and light vegetable drinks, we must bear in mind that it  contains less protein and calcium than cow’s milk .

Therefore, if we opt for rice milk as a substitute for cow’s milk, it  is very important to opt for enriched rice drinks , mainly with calcium and vitamin D.

Or simply supplement the daily intake of these essential nutrients from other foods.

How to Make Rice Milk at Home: Simple Recipe

As you will see, the making of rice milk is extremely easy and simple. Here’s what you need ingredients and steps to follow for your home preparation.

Ingredients for rice milk:

  • 1 cup of rice
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of fine sea salt

Steps to make rice milk:

  1. First wash the rice.
  2. Toss at low heat until golden brown.
  3. Stir well with a wooden spoon (to avoid sticking).
  4. Add the water to the saucepan.
  5. Cook for 2 hours over low heat (with the saucepan covered).
  6. After the cooking time, filter and sweeten if desired.

Rice milk: benefits, properties and recipe

The best? Opt for brown rice milk

Taking into account the nutritional qualities that will always bring us a food in its integral version, being much more complete and much richer in fiber, there is no doubt that  it is best to always opt for rice drink of integral origin .

However, it is true that in the market it is extremely difficult to find brands that offer rice drinks made from brown rice. Therefore, the recommendation is obvious: always try to make it ourselves at home, opting for whole grains of rice.

Contraindications of rice drink

Although rice milk is a natural drink with many benefits, there are a number of contraindications that we must take into account before consuming it:

  • Low nutritional content:  Despite being a drink that provides interesting amounts in some vitamins and minerals, it is especially important to have low protein, calcium and B vitamins. Therefore, the best option is to cover this intake with other foods, or with Rice drinks enriched. For example, a glass of cow’s milk provide about 8 grams of protein, however the rice milk provides only 2 grams.
  • Diabetes:  The rice drink is not suitable for people with diabetes, especially because of its high glycemic index as it is rich in starch.
  • Not suitable for infants and toddlers:  At this time we are facing the heated debate between the relationship between arsenic and rice. It is known that the rice drink may contain low amounts of arsenic that will not be harmful in adults when its consumption is not excessive. However, it is precisely for this reason that it is not recommended for infants and young children, even when the consumption is low.

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