Looking for a new non-dairy milk main squeeze? Give rice milk a try! It’s just as versatile as other common beverages like almond milk or oat milk, so you can use it in waffle batter, add a splash to your morning coffee, blend it into smoothies, or even bake cakes. It clocks in at 130 calories per serving, and delivers some added protein, too.
How to Make Rice Milk
Making rice milk is easy to do at home—just follow this simple recipe that uses a ratio of one cup of rice to four cups of water. For a creamier consistency (ideal for desserts like rice pudding or coffee creamer), use three cups of water, or for a thinner consistency (perfect for adding to smoothies), use five cups of water.
Soak cooked rice for at least eight hours, or overnight. Drain and rinse the rice, then add it to a high speed blender along with four cups of water. Blend on high until frothy, about one minute. Strain through a nut milk bag and pour into resealable glass jars. Refrigerate for up to four days. To add a little extra flair, try sweetening your rice milk with dates, honey, or maple syrup before blending.
Top Rice Milk Brands
When it comes to rice milk, we know just the right brand.
When Thrive Market came out with its new line of plant-based beverages like almond, rice, and oat milks, we quickly made raving fans thanks to a simple list of ingredients that are free from chemical preservatives, carrageenan, and other additives found in other popular brands.
Organic Rice Beverage
This four-ingredient dairy milk alternative is made with organic rice, a pinch of sea salt, fresh spring water, and sunflower lecithin (a plant-based emulsifier). It’s gluten- and lactose-free, and easy to enjoy in a variety of ways from smoothies to pancakes.
Best Non-Dairy Milk Recipes
These recipes are made with a variety of nut milks, so feel free to swap in a favorite rice milk to make it your own.
Cinnamon Collagen Rice Pudding Recipe
This tasty dessert simmers with spices like ginger and nutmeg, infusing delicious flavor into tender, plump sushi rice for the ultimate comforting dessert. An added scoop of protein gives it a real boost!
Gluten-Free Superberry Oat Muffins Recipe
Here’s a batch of muffins that everyone will love to snack on. Superfood ingredients like goji berries and goldenberries are folded into a batter of non-dairy milk, gluten-free flour, honey, and coconut oil.
Purple Cow Milkshake Recipe
It’s easy to swap rice milk into this milkshake recipe. The dessert uses fresh grapes—not artificial coloring—for its signature purple hue, protein powder for added nutrients, and comes together in just 15 minutes.