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       Title: RICE COOLER -- HORCHATA
  Categories: Beverages
       Yield: 1 quart
  
       1 c  Uncooked rice
   4 1/2 c  Warm water
     3/4 c  Sugar
       1 ts Vanilla extract
  
   Place rice in a large bowl.  Pour warm water over rice.  Set aside an
   soak six hours or overnight.  Pour into blender jar; process until
   smooth. Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve. Return to blender,
   process again. Strain mixture into pitcher through a clean dampened
   dish towel or cheese cloth.  Rinse blender, return mixture to
   blender; add sugar and vanilla. Process until combined.  Refrigerate
   until chilled. Serve over cracked ice.
   
   Variations: CHOCOLATE -- Add 2 ounces grated Mexican chocolate to
   rice. Continue as directed above.
   
   STRAWBERRY -- Prepare as directed above, adding 1 package (10 ounces)
   frozen strawberries with the sugar and vanilla.  Continue as directed.
   
   CINNAMON -- Add 2 (4-inch) cinnamon sticks to rice.  After soaking
   remove cinnamon sticks and discard.  Continue as directed above.
   
   Source: Viva Arroz! Reprinted with permission from USA Rice Council
   Electronic format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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