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A Dairy-Free Alternative

Rice Milk Replacement

 

Lactose intolerance or milk allergies can prompt the use of milk substitutes. Non-dairy milks are also 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 that healthy alternative to those with dairy intolerances/allergies and those who wish to reduce their intake of cholesterol.
Commercially available milk substitutes are lacking in the dietary vitamins and minerals that are 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 liquid (shelf-stable or refrigerated) and powders in many grocery stores.

Lactose intolerance or milk allergies can prompt the use of milk substitutes. Non-dairy milks are also 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 that healthy alternative to those with dairy intolerances/allergies and those who wish to reduce their intake of cholesterol.

Commercially available milk substitutes are lacking in the dietary vitamins and minerals that are 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 liquid (shelf-stable or refrigerated) and powders in many grocery stores.

 

Recipes

Riz-Za-Pizza

Riz-Za-Pizza

Meaty mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes and mozzarella are only a few topping suggestions, get creative and have fun. Topped with pesto, short or medium grain rice acts as a substitute for dough making this pie perfect for those with gluten allergies. For best results, ensure toppings are well drained. Continue Reading

Baby Congee

Baby Congee

This savoury rice porridge contains many of the ingredients that baby needs to get through the day. Adding scant amounts of ginger, garlic and chicken to mild rice is a great way to introduce new flavours to your baby. The oil in this recipe is a good source of fat, which supplies energy and aids in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. The carbohydrates found in rice provide another source of energy and assist in the utilization of fats. Continue Reading

Sushi Roll Rice Salad

Sushi Roll Rice Salad

This is a great pre-workout meal that is easy to prepare. A salad version of a deconstructed sushi roll, this dish is quickly assembled with leftover brown rice and highlighted with Japanese-inspired textures and flavours. Carbohydrate-rich brown rice is the best energy fuel, especially when combined with a protein such as the cooked shrimp in this recipe. Continue Reading