Have you tried making your own rice milk? It's really easy, and you can control what goes into it. Not only that, but it's dirt cheap compared to store-bought.
(1 cup cooked brown rice, 4 cups water; blend and strain if desired. Vanilla and sweeteners and salt are all optional; I skip them.)
Serene, I can't tell you how many times I have jotted down or printed off "make your own milk" suggestions/recipes from this board with the intent of trying them, only to not be able to find where I put them when I am ready to give them a test! I've even researched and posted rice milk recipes, and shared them with others. I'm not much of a recipe user and haven't yet created a good way to keep track of any I copy.
Today, when I read your directions, I got right up from the computer and hauled my pot of cooked brown rice/rye (2 parts rice to 1 part rye) out of the fridge, and measured out one cup, plopped it in the VitaMix with the 4 cups of water, and whirred away. After tasting, I added the tiniest tiniest shake of Redmond's Real Salt--a few grains, and blended it in. After another taste I added an unmeasured very small shake of Wisdom brand Sweetleaf Stevia Plus, probably less than 1/4 teaspoon, and blended that in.
I strained the mixture through the very fine
screen mesh strainer that comes with Champion Juicers. I was very surprised at the amt. of "bran" (?) that was in the mix--which validates how much our grains add fiber to our diets. It looked almost like a "cream of wheat" cereal.
Oh, yes, when I cook my grains, beans, etc. I most always include some chopped up kelp. I didn't want to wait for a new pot of rice to cook to test this out, so I used the rice/rye mixture, chopped kelp and all. There was no hint of the kelp taste or appearance in the blended rice milk.
The "Rice Milk" is sooooo DELICIOUS and creamy--better than any commercial "milk" I have tasted out of a carton or bottle; and three hours or so later, it has not separated.
Learning to do something new like this --and actually doing it--that turns out so well, is a BIG treat.
So here is a BIG THANKS to you for posting your recipe.
Let us know if you try making your own rice milk, nelliec. I'm glad you started the thread!