Safe Rice Milk

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 4:31am
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What do you use if PA/TNA for rice milk. Everyone that I have seen so far also makes an almond milk. Anyone?

Posted on: Wed, 03/24/2004 - 9:01pm
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I have never bought rice milk, but we made our own rice milk on a couple of occasions. Wasn't too bad, but I guess we could get used to it. Needed to be sweetened up a bit with some type of sweetener and a little vanilla extract.
The (very easy) recipe for rice milk came with my VitaMix. A very expensive, commercial type of blender. A super product well worth its high price tag. Can't imagine living without one now, especially with food allergies.

Posted on: Thu, 03/25/2004 - 12:04am
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Ryan's mom can you post the recipe and what it entails. I guess more of what it entails, as I am sure it is just rice and water. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] My one daughter still drinks Rice Dream, and only because I don't think they make a nut milk (?), but still am not extremely comfortable with their product.
[This message has been edited by mom2nickie (edited March 25, 2004).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/25/2004 - 7:18am
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mom2nickie - why aren't you comfortable with Rice Dream? I just started using with my DS who I am just starting to suspect in the last couple days could have a soy allergy and am starting to wonder if there is soy cross contamination in Rice Dream even though it is on their web site as soy free.
I would love the rice milk recipe also!!

Posted on: Thu, 03/25/2004 - 7:47am
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We use Rice Dream without a problem. I would be hesitant to make my own rice milk because we buy the fortified Rice dream for the calcium and vitamins. I liked using Harmony Farms but we had a problem with the distributor and my kids ran out of milk, once I got them switched to Rice Dream (which was difficult for a 1 2/2 and a 2 1/2 year old) I just figured I'd stay with the brand because it's so available.

Posted on: Fri, 03/26/2004 - 9:22am
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The VitaMix recipe book has a milk substitute section with six recipes: sesame milk, rice milk, soy milk, quick soy milk, sunflower seed milk, and almond or cashew milk.
The rice milk recipe is as follows:
1/2 cp. brown rice, cooked
2 cups water
1/2 - 1 tablespoon brown sugar or other sweetener to taste.
Place ingredients in VitaMix container in order listed. Secure 2-part lid. Select VARIABLE speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10 then to HIGH. Run for 2-3 minutes. Pour into a container with lid and cool in refrigerator. Shake well before using. Makes 2 cups.
The nutrition info per serving is listed in the book, and according to that, definitely take your calcium pills. Don't forget the multivitamin because it sure isn't fortified either.
For a regular blender, I would say run it on highest power until you reach the desired consistency. And definitely "doctor" the recipe to suit your needs. We added some extra Splenda and vanilla extract to make it more palatable. Wasn't bad, wasn't great, but it was something you could get used to if you had to.

Posted on: Sat, 03/27/2004 - 6:43pm
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I was at Whole Foods on Saturday and saw Rice Dream has an Ice Cream bar with nuts on it. I also thought that Rice Dream had other nut products- Hopefully they aren't all made on the same line. I had used Rice Dream in the past but I don't now. Just wondering if anyone has called this company and what is safe?

Posted on: Sat, 03/27/2004 - 10:31pm
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I have emailed the company a number of times and they never respond. I cannot find a phone number. If anyone has it, I would appreciate them posting it.

Posted on: Sun, 03/28/2004 - 1:07am
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Ryan's mom thank you!
Pbhater, I just know a lot of people are uncomfortable with the company. There have been lots of recalls for their ice cream in the past. Recently, we had an incident with their milk (will reraise the post).
Unfortunately, there are not many options out there and this seems the best at the moment.
Here is the information off the Rice Dream:
800-434-4246 ---The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
If someone gets a chance to call, please post their response (with two young kids hard to get that done and they haven't responded to email).

Posted on: Sun, 03/28/2004 - 4:33am
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mom2nickie - Thanks for posting the phone number. I will call them on Monday.

Posted on: Mon, 03/29/2004 - 1:27am
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I just talked to a representative for Rice Dream. He said that they are free of peanuts and he does not see where they make products with tree nuts, but since they do not list the product as "tree nut free", he would hesitate to recommend it if we were very allergic (in case of cross-contamination that he is not aware of). He did say it is dairy and soy free. If any one else can call and post what information they receive, I would appreciate it.

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