(yikes, blurry picture- sorry!)
I drink soy milk, and occasionally almond milk, but I decided that I should broaden my non-dairy horizons a bit my trying some rice milk.
I should probably have known better. I hate rice with a passion- whether it's wild rice, brown rice, white rice, risotto, sushi rice, or rice cakes. Well, I didn't mind the dosa from Savoy's Health Cafe, but that's an exception...
Why do I hate rice so much? Well, I've never really been into the starchy foods, but there was one incident at Edmonton's Heritage Days involving mango & sticky rice at the Laos tent. The mango was canned (ew!) and the rice was saturated with butter and sugar. 'Nuff said.
ANYWAYS... My mom picked up the Natur-a Original Fortified Rice Beverage at Safeway, so I tried some right away.
I found this brand of rice milk (I can't speak for any others) to be wayyyy too sweet. Perhaps I'm just used to my unsweetened So Nice?
As for the flavour... it reminded me of postage stamps, sugary/buttery rice, and fermented watermelon all combined into one beverage of fun. Ugh.
Of course, I know that there are plenty of people who like rice milk, whether it's the Natur-a brand or Rice Dream or another brand or homemade, so I won't bash it anymore. I guess it's just not for me.
(and- there's CANOLA OIL in it! Kind weird.)
And here are my sproutsies! :)
I ate some today and they were yummmmmmmmy indeed. Another 'crop' is in the process of soaking right now!