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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

Veggie Rice Puffs

Veggie Rice Puffs

These tasty little puffs are an ideal on-the-go meal or snack. Make them ahead, freeze them and toast as needed for a nutritious meal. This recipe, which uses vitamin and mineral-rich brown rice, provides baby with essential nutrients including magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, niacin and vitamin B6. Magnesium and phosphorus are factors in normal bone development, while zinc, niacin and vitamin B6 are factors in energy metabolism and tissue formation. 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

Lentil-Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Lentil-Pumpkin Rice Pudding

This subtly sweet pudding uses the natural sweetness of ripe bananas and pumpkin purée to balance the rice and lentils, providing a nutritionally balanced and delicious meal for baby. Lentils are a source of iron, which is important for making red blood cells, while pumpkin and banana provide important vitamins and minerals including potassium and vitamin A, which are factors in normal growth and development. Continue Reading