Monday, March 2, 2009

Rice Milk Recipes/Tips

Also, it can be used as a cup-for-cup substitute for soy milk, regular milk or non-dairy creamer in almost any recipe (banana bread, carrot bread, muffins, cheese and alfredo sauces - those the sauces may be thinner than usual). Also, rice milk can be used to make hot chocolate, though no one sent a specific recipe (just cocoa, sugar and rice milk).

For pudding you can use: 1 1/4 C. Rice Dream with 3/4 C. whipping cream add a small box of instant pudding and beat. This yields 4 servings at 50 mgs phe per serving. You can also make frozen pudding pops. Just make pudding (cook or instant) with the rice milk. It won't get thick. Then, pour into a popsicle mold or small paper cups and freeze (a great thing for us right now, since my son is sick and only wants popsicles).

Make-Ahead Dinner Biscuits
Rich and delicious, and most importantly a cinch to make, these biscuits complete a home-cooked meal. Please note that the biscuit dough cannot be stored in the refrigerator -- it won't bake well. Either cook immediately or place formed uncooked biscuits in the freezer for later use.Makes about 11 2-Inch or 8 2 ½-inch biscuits at approximately 20mg or 30mg each respectively.200gm wheat starch, plus extra for the counter 30gm cake flour2 1/2teaspoons baking powder1/2teaspoon xanthan gum2teaspoons granulated sugar 1/2teaspoon table salt 6tablespoons cold butter, cut into ¼ inch cubes 1/2cup (120 gms) cold rice milk1/4cup (60gms) cold heavy cream

1. If making any biscuits for immediate use, adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Place the wheat starch, cake flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl or the workbowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Whisk together or process with six 1-second pulses. 3. If making by hand, use two knives, a pastry blender, or your finger tips and quickly cut in the butter until the mixture resembles a coarse meal with a few slightly larger butter lumps. If using a food processor, remove the cover and distribute the butter evenly over the dry ingredients. Cover and process with twelve 1-second pulses. Transfer to a medium sized bowl.4. Combine the rice milk and heavy cream into a measuring cup. Stir the liquid mixture with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula into the "flour" mix until dough forms, about 30 seconds. Turn the dough out onto the counter that has been lightly dusted with the baking mix (or plain wheat starch) and gather into a ball. Knead the dough briefly until smooth, about 30 seconds.
3. Shape the dough into a 3/4-inch-thick circle. Using a biscuit cutter, cut biscuits into rounds. Lay the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, spaced about ½ inch apart. Gather up the scraps of dough and re-knead briefly to combine, and pat down again to ¾ inch round, repeat process again if necessary for the third time. Gently pat remaining dough into a rustic hand-formed biscuit. 4. To store: Wrap the baking sheet in plastic wrap and freeze until frozen solid, about 6 hours. Transfer the frozen biscuits to a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze up to a month. (Do not thaw before baking.)5. To serve: Place desired number of biscuits on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, rotating baking sheet halfway through baking. If using frozen biscuits, bake 20 minutes (again do NOT thaw before baking).

I usually make several batches of the biscuits and then wrap them individually in plastic wrap and freeze them. When my daughter wants one, I just take them out and let them come to room temperature and they taste the same as the day I baked them.

Mashed Potatoes
The addition of heavy cream makes a rich mashed potato for everyone to enjoy. If the phe is too high, rice milk alone is still delicious. For smooth mashed potatoes, a food mill or potato ricer fitted with the finest disk is the best choice.Serves 8, approximately .8mg/gm1080gm russet potatoes (6), peeled and cut into large chunks 6tablespoons unsalted butter 180gm rice milk (3/4 cup) 60gm heavy cream (1/4 cup)1 1/2teaspoons table salt, or to taste Ground black pepper
1. Place potatoes in medium stockpot and add enough water to cover by 2 inches. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until tender when pierced with the tip of a knife, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain cooked potatoes well. 2. In a small saucepan, combine rice milk, heavy cream and butter. Place over medium heat until milk is warm and butter is melted.3. Pass the potatoes through a ricer back into the stockpot, or use a potato masher. Add rice milk mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

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