TIP = horchata is pronounced "or·CHA·ta"
Recently, I became inspired to make horchata.
-1/2 c. rice, crushed in a blender
-1 c. almonds, blanched & skins removed (just dunk them in boiling water for a minute & the skin comes right off!)
-1 stick cinnamon
-some lemon peel, if you so desire
Soak everything in 4 to 4.5 cups water for 8 or so hours. Blend several minutes in the blender, and strain through a coffee filter or an old t-shirt (it will take a while to drip through!). Enjoy!
-horchata latte (steamed horchata + expresso = paradise)
-mazamorra de horchata (Heat up the horchata, add in about 1/4 corn starch mixed with enough water to dissolve it. It will become thick like pudding. And with some fruit on top? mmmm...)
-plain, over ice, for breakfast. That's what I did!: