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

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

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Recipes

Dairyless Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding

Dairyless Fig and Raspberry Rice Pudding

This sinfully sweet rice pudding is creamy without the cream, making it a vegan's delight. A warm and luscious fig and raspberry compote tops this cinnamon and lemon infused rice pudding for the perfect after dinner treat. Use fortified rice milk for extra calcium. Continue Reading

Gluten-free Brown Rice Espresso Brownies

Gluten-free Brown Rice Espresso Brownies

Made with rich dark chocolate, a punch of espresso and rice flour, guests won’t believe that these deliciously decadent, fudgy brownies are really gluten-free! These thick and rich brownies are a must for family gatherings and holiday cocktail parties alike. Continue Reading

Grilled Shrimp Rice Cakes with Chili Plum Sauce

Grilled Shrimp Rice Cakes with Chili Plum Sauce

These shrimp cakes are a breeze to prepare and make a delightful grilled appetizer to serve when hosting a barbecue. The recipe doubles or triples easily to make a big batch for a crowd. Continue Reading