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A Dairy-Free Alternative

Rice Milk Replacement

Lactose intolerance or a milk allergy can prompt the use of milk substitutes; they are also consumed by vegans. Some milk substitutes may be considered healthier than milk as they are either lower in or free from cholesterol and/or saturated fats.

Rice milk a healthy alternative or option to dairy for anyone looking to reduce their intake of cholesterol.

Typically, commercially available milk substitutes are lacking in vitamins or dietary minerals present in milk (such as Vitamin B12 or calcium), and are typically fortified.

The two most common categories of milk substitutes are grain milk and plant milk. The most common grain milk is rice milk, while the most common plant milk is soy milk. Other examples include coconut milk, almond milk, and peanut milk.

“Horchata” is an old-world rice milk beverage that was at one time enjoyed by the Aztecs when the Spanish brought rice to the New World in the 17th century.

Today, this “agua fresca” is served throughout Mexico as well as in many authentic Mexican restaurants in the United States. Horchata is a cool and soothing enhancement to spicy food. Though horchata was once typically homemade, it is now available in both ready-to-drink (shelf-stable or refrigerated) and powdered form in many grocery stores.

Recipes

Maple Walnut Rice Cakes

Maple Walnut Rice Cakes

Looking for an unexpected and delicious way to use leftover rice? These tender and delicious rice cakes have an appealing nutty flavour and the added bonus of being gluten-free. Continue Reading

Sushi Poppers

Sushi Poppers

These appetizers are tasty, original and do not require one to master the ancient art of Sushi preparation. Replacing the Sushi mat are two more familiar ancient tools: your hands. These one-bite Sushi Poppers are simple to make and with their unique presentation, fun to serve. Continue Reading

Brown Rice Blinis, Smoked Fish and Crème Fraiche

Brown Rice Blinis, Smoked Fish and Crème Fraiche

The guests at your holiday party are sure to be impressed with these sophisticated gluten-free appetizers. The brown rice blinis can be prepared in advance and will remain fresh for your gathering. Topped with savoury smoked salmon or trout and irresistibly smooth crème fraiche, these bite-sized delights will have guests lined up for more. Continue Reading