- Rice milk
Rice milk is a kind of
grain milkprocessed from rice. It is mostly made from brown riceand commonly unsweetened, the sweetness in most rice milk varieties is generated by a natural enzymatic process, dividing the carbohydratesinto sugars, especially glucose, similar to the Japanese Amazake[ [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0820/is_2000_Feb/ai_59269778 Got soy, almond, rice Milk? - Brief Article | Vegetarian Times | Find Articles at BNET.com ] ] . Some rice milk kinds may nevertheless be sweetened with sugarcanesyrup or other sugars.
Comparison to regular milk
Compared with cow's
milk, it contains more carbohydrates, but does not contain significant amounts of calciumor protein, and no cholesterolor lactose. Commercial brands of rice milk, however, are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, including calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B3, and iron[ [http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-rice-milk.htm What is Rice Milk? ] ] .
While many people are allergic to dairy and soy, rice milk remains an alternative as a very low (to non) allergenic milk.
Commercial brands of rice milk are available in
vanilla, chocolateand almondflavors, as well as the original unflavored form and can be used in many recipes as an alternative to traditional cow milk [ [http://vegetarian.about.com/od/vegetarianvegan101/f/MilkSubstitutes.htm Vegan non-dairy milk substitutes - soy milk - rice milk - almond milk - dairy allergies - lactose intolerant ] ] . Commercial brands include [http://www.tastethedream.com/ Rice Dream] and [http://www.thebridgesrl.com/prodottien.htm The Bridge] [ [http://www.iateapie.net/reviews/archives/2006/04/rice_dream_rice.php Rice Dream Rice Drink | Iateapie.net Healthy Diet Food Reviews ] ]
Rice milk is made by pressing the rice through a mill stream using osmosis to strain out the pressed grains. It is sometimes also made at the home using
rice flourand brown rice protein. Recipes have lately sprung up on the internet. [ [http://onlysometimesclever.wordpress.com/2007/06/08/healthy-creamy-yummy-rice-milk-recipe/ Home rice milk preparation] ]
Amazake, a sweet, low-alcoholic Japanese drink
Horchata, a similar, sweetened rice-based beverage
Kokkoh, a rice milk of Thai origin
Sikhye, a sweet, low-alcoholic Korean drink
* [http://nomilk.com/ricemilk.txt Multiple rice milk and horchata recipes]
* [http://www.tastethedream.com/products/product/1458/202.php Rice Dream company website]
* [http://www.ciao.co.uk/Rice_Dream_with_Added_Calcium__Review_5690652 Rice Dream review on ciao.co.uk]
* [http://www.recipezaar.com/recipe/getrecipe.zsp?id=51109 Rice milk recipe 1]
* [http://onlysometimesclever.wordpress.com/2007/06/08/healthy-creamy-yummy-rice-milk-recipe/ Rice milk recipe 2]
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