Recipe: Horchata

Horchata de Arroz

Horchata de arroz is a traditional Spanish drink that is made from rice, sugar, and cinnamon. It is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages, and it was a popular drink among the Spanish nobility. Horchata de arroz is also popular in Latin America, where it is often served as a refreshing drink during the hot summer months.

Enjoy this simple recipe!


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1/2 cup ground sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a large pot, combine the rice, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour, or until the rice is cooked and soft.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Add the evaporated milk, almonds, sesame seeds, pine nuts, orange blossom water, and vanilla extract to the pot. Stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the horchata into a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.
  5. Strain the horchata through a fine-mesh sieve into a large pitcher.
  6. Serve the horchata chilled, over ice.
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