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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

Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins

Bountiful Brown Rice Muffins

Eating foods that rate low to medium on the Glycemic Index help control blood glucose and cholesterol levels. The brown rice combined with pecans in these raspberry muffins assist in slowing down the release of sugars into the bloodstream, making them diabetic-friendly. Continue Reading

Chorizo, Pepper and Rice Stuffing

Chorizo, Pepper and Rice Stuffing

This fragrant and flavourful stuffing variation is sure to become a holiday favourite. Served as a side or as stuffing in your favourite meat, this recipe combines savoury Chorizo, sweet red pepper and nutty whole grain brown rice and is finished with smoked paprika, giving this dish a seasonal splash of colour. Continue Reading

Coconut Rice Shrimp Salad

Coconut Rice Shrimp Salad

For an exciting Asian touch, serve this refreshing summer side salad. This recipe combines rice vinegar and coconut milk with the nutty flavour of US Jasmine rice to create a flavourful nest for chilled shrimp. Continue Reading