Horchata de Arroz Recipe (Super Simple & Delicious)

Horchata is a delicious, well-known, non-alcoholic drink in Spain – originally from the Valencia area.

However, it’s usually made out of chufas or tiger nuts.

But the recipe below is rather unusual, for it’s an horchata made from rice – not the usual tiger nuts – and is popular in Mexico.

Use short-grained, pudding rice.

And, with this recipe, you can use all the lemon peel – pith included – but remember to remove before liquidising.

Check out also our wonderful Spanish recipes page, where you’ll find tasty recipes to accompany your horchata de arroz.

Qué aproveche!

Horchata de Arroz

spanish drink recipes – horchata de arroz


  • 150 gr pudding rice
  • 1 litre water
  • 150 gr sugar
  • Peel of one lemon
  • Little powdered cinnamon


  • Soak rice in cold water with lemon peel for 24 hours.
  • Remove lemon peel.
  • Liquidise water and rice with electric blender.
  • Add a little extra water if necessary.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Leave in fridge until really cold.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

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