"In December drinking Horchata, I'd look psychotic in a balaclava..." Okay, so it's no longer winter and I am definitely not about to put on a full ski mask, but every time I drink Horchata, I get this song from Vampire Weekend stuck in my head! I just cannot get it out!!! I love Horchata so much though that it is worth repeating the song over and over until I grow bored with it.. :)
-1 cup white long-grain rice, uncooked
-5 cups water
-2-3 cinnamon sticks
-About 1 cup sugar
-Ground cinnamon for sprinkling (optional)
In a blender or food processor, blend the 1 cup of rice with 5 cups of water for just about a minute, or until the rice just begins to break apart (you do not want to ground it up completely otherwise it will be difficult to strain later on in the process). Once blended, place 2 to 3 cinnamon sticks in with the rice and water mixture, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
The next day, remove the cinnamon sticks and blend the rice and water mixture up again just to give it a little stir. Blend in the sugar a little at a time until it is at the sweetness you prefer. I used the whole cup but not everyone may want as much sugar. Once the sugar has been mixed in, strain the entire mixture so that the piece of rice are removed and you are left with a milky white, water mixture (I know, sounds appetizing huh??). Sprinkle a little ground cinnamon on top if you want a little more cinnamon flavor, but it is not necessary.
Pour the Horchata into a glass and serve cold with some ice. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do!
"In December drinking Horchata, I'd look psychotic in a balaclava. Winter's cold is too much to handle, pincher crabs that pinch at your sandals..."