Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sustainable Living 6

Another way I am both living more sustainably and also moving closer to veganism is by making and using rice milk.  This recipe is super easy, inexpensive, and helps eliminate the plastic and plastic-coated cardboard cartons that cow's milk comes in.  

Rice Milk

1 cup cooked rice
4 cups water
dash of salt
1 Tablespoon sweetener (if desired)
Vanilla to taste (if desired)

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for 4 minutes (2 minutes if using a high-speed blender).  Can be strained to remove some of the rice particles that didn't blend well.
(Based on recipe found at:  http://moneysavingmom.com/2011/09/do-it-yourself-homemade-rice-milk.html)

I've used this recipe over homemade granola and in baking cornbread and I liked the results.  Plus I'm glad to be able to reduce the number of cartons that go to land fill.  My husband still likes milk in his cafe con leche so I'll have to continue to buy small quantities of milk.  I'm going to look for milk sold in glass jars next time I'm at the health food store.

If you try it, let me know how it works out for you.

1 comment:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

I'll give this one a try. Thanks for posting the recipe.