Yum drink. But I’ve never had it homemade.
I found a recipe. Not only does it use brown rice, but it has Thieves essential oil in it. I needed something to drink using an TGEO (therapeutic grade essential oil) because I was teaching an essential oil class.
Kind of had to use what I was teaching about.
Cloudy. Cool. Well, cool when it is over ice.
- 1 cup brown rice
- 2 quarts filtered water
- 1-2 drops Thieves essential oil*
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup raw honey
- In a large pot, combine rice, water, and Thieves. Set aside for 3 hours. (Remember soaking a grain makes for a happy grain. I am curious to see how this would do if I soaked the grain for ohhhhhhhh 3 days? At least long enough to sprout. But the question would be . . . do I soak the rice WITH the Thieves oil in it?)
- After three hours (not before or after or during – just kidding – lighten up!) bring the water and rice to a boil. Reduce heat. I left the lid off . . . I didn’t care about having sticky or fluffy rice.
- Simmer for 30 minutes.
- Allow to cool.
- When a sufficient time has elapsed, get out the old blender. I prefer the Vitamix. I like some horsepower. Blend until smooth.
- Strain through a cheesecloth or a fine sieve. Great activity for a 7 year old.
- Flavor with vanilla and honey.
- Chill and serve over ice. You might want a straw. It’s a bit . . . thick.
*What is Thieves oil? A very cool essential oil. It’s a blend of oils that offers defense against the icky sickies. Snotty noses. Puking. Using Thieves oil is a daily habit for our family, especially in the winter. A little bit of Thieves will kill a lot of bacteria.