Serving Size:
1 cup

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 1-1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place cooked rice and filtered water in a blender. Add sugar and vanilla.
  2. Blend on high speed for 4 minutes or until liquid is milky and the rice is finely blended.
  3. Strain mixture using cheesecloth or a nut bag. Discard rice solids.
  4. Pour rice milk into a jar, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Shake jar before serving. 

Helpful hints

  • Rice milk can also be made with uncooked rice that is soaked in filtered water for 24 hours. Use 1 cup rice to 3 cups water. Adjust water for desired thickness.
  • Optional ingredients: 1-2 teaspoons canola oil added during blending; ground cinnamon; agave or maple syrup or honey instead of sugar or other sweetener of choice.
  • Homemade rice milk is free of additives and preservatives like calcium phosphate and salt, and costs less than commercially prepared rice milk.
  • Rice milk is low in protein. Add 1-2 scoops of protein powder to make high-protein rice milk.
  • Analysis includes white rice but you can substitute brown rice if desired.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 84

Protein 1 g

Carbohydrates 20 g

Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 1 mg

Potassium 22 mg

Phosphorus 26 mg

Calcium 6 mg

Fiber 0.2 g

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  • 1 starch

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