Rice Milk 1/2 cup brown rice 2 cups water Pinch of salt Honey, maple syrup, white sugar, or other sweetener to taste (optional) 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) Directions: In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast rice grains, stirring frequently until fragrant and just starting to color, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl or jar and add 2 cups water. Set aside to soak for 10 hours. When soaking is complete, pour rice and water into blender, add salt, sweetener (if desired) and vanilla (if desired), and blend at highest setting until rice grains are no longer visible, about 2 minutes. Using a nut milk bag or similarly fine strainer, drip milk into a clean glass storage jar. Chill rice milk thoroughly before serving. Shake well before each use.