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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

Avocado Banana Rice Mash

Avocado Banana Rice Mash

The mild flavours and creamy textures of avocado and banana team up in this simple mash that is sweetened with a little applesauce and fortified with cooked rice. Keep in mind that the mash does discolour as the avocado and bananas oxidize but it won’t affect the flavour or nutritional value. Continue Reading

Thai Rib Eye and Rice Dinner

Thai Rib Eye and Rice Dinner

Give your dad a different kind of tie for Father's Day... the edible kind. Marinated rib eye, rice with grilled shiitake mushrooms and red curry flavoured green beans puts your average steak and potato dinner to shame. Crowd pleasing and easily done at home, cook your dad a Thai dinner in a more intimate setting...his own backyard! Continue Reading

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