BYOMM + Brown Rice Horchata

Hi guys! How’s your day going? Hope it’s been wonderful <3

Mine has been busy but pretty wonderful—3 training appointments, walked the puppers on the base trail, ran errands, got a facial and massage (lurve) and then back to the casa.

THE PILOT IS COMING HOME TODAY! I didn’t mention it on the blog for creeper purposes, but he’s been TDY for a week in Tampa. A week is nothin’, but I still missed his face.

Since he is craving Mexican food, and I’m going to dinner and the movies with the girls, I’m leaving him Build Your Own Mexi – Meal (BYOMM) in the fridge :)

There’s romaine if he wants to do the salad thang (which is doubtful, but still an option),

and homemade Tucson tortillas if he wants to go the burrito route (much more likely)

tortillas

Guacamoleeeeee

guac

shredded rotisserie Mojo chicken

chicken

Frijoles, which I soaked last night

beans

and now they’ll bubbling away on the stove with garlic, spices and sea salt

chips with the best jarred salsa you will ever taste :)

chips and salsa

aaaaaand homemade brown rice horchata.

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I think he’ll like his little feast :D

Brown Rice Horchata

Makes 2 servings (To double the recipe, keep the amount of sea salt and vanilla the same, double everything else)

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Ingredients:

- 1 C short grain brown rice

- 2 C water

- 1 C almond milk

- 2 t cinnamon (fresh ground tastes even better)

- pinch sea salt

- 1 t vanilla

- Stevia, to taste

1. Combine the water and rice in a blender and quickly process to chop up the rice.

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2. Let stand at room temperature for 5 hours.

3. Add the cinnamon, process again to combine the cinnamon and strain the mixture into a large bowl using a fine mesh sieve.

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4. Save the rice, even if you’re not quite sure what you’re going to do with it yet (rice pudding maybe??)

rice

5. Stir the almond milk, sea salt and vanilla into the strained rice water, and sweeten with Stevia to taste (I used 14 drops of the liquid vanilla Stevia).

6. Store in the fridge overnight for all of the flavors to settle.

7. In the morning, grab a giant glass and enjoy :D

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While I was making the pilot’s dinner, I snacked on an eggstada with goat gouda and roasted veggies :)

egg

Time to shower, go back to work for another training appointment, and then dinner + Sex and the City 2. So stoked :D

Enjoy the rest of your day!

xoxo,

Gina

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Comments

  1. hurray for the pilot coming home! i’m so glad you get to see your sweet hubby…and y’alls dinner options sound FABULOUS!!! :)

  2. I might be trying your horchata recipe, I believe the recipes I have had in the past weren’t strained very well…or at all!

    And those tortillas look *heavenly*!

  3. woww thats so interesting!! i have no idea what it tastes like, but i love mexi, so i think ill be ok :) do you have to use almond milk or can you use regular? and the pilot is SO LUCKY. man he’s in for a treat

  4. Krista N. says:

    Long time reader, however I had to comment and say that I finally tried the Sun warrior protein and YUM!!!! I love the Vega products and I really don’t like change, but sun warrior is in a class all on its own:) Thanks for the recommendations. Have a great weekend!!!

  5. Is the rice cooked or raw?

    Thanks!

  6. I love that salsa! Salsa’s one of those things that escapes me – I cannot make it at home like I like it and then I discovered that stuff! Can’t wait to try the horchata recipe :D

  7. Oooh BYOMM are huuge in my casa! We also have Build Your Own Turkish Meals… cacik (like tzatziki), ezme (mixed, minced veggie), mashed eggplants, garlicy spinach, kalamata olives, dolmades, etc with puffy bread for scooping for the fiance and lettuce and all the fixing to combine everything into a monster salad for me.

    I love meals that have tons of different parts and can be combined however you like. It makes cooking for two (one meat eater and one non) muuuch easier! Yay for the pilot coming home!! I don’t know how you do it girlie… I get so bummed when the fiance goes away on business, but you keep yourself busy and upbeat the whole time. Cheers to you!

  8. mmm salsa! loooove it that meal looks deeeelicious, he will surely be quite happy to see you AND eat deliciosu fitnessista food!!

    never heard of horchata but sounds so interesting!

    did you see me Q about what sneaks you wear for INSANITY?? I was just wondering bc my feet are hurting (been wearing running sneaks) but just got a pair of cross trainers…thanks!

  9. I want the horchata sooooo badly. It looks so yummy.

  10. Yay for your hubby coming home! Can I ask what a “creeper” is?? :)

  11. Facials, massages, homemade tortillas?! Sounds like an IDEAL day! So jeals :)

    http://www.firednfabulous.blogspot.com/

  12. Yayy for the hubby coming home! I’ve never tried Horchata but I think I now have to since 1. I have the recipe by you 2. I have all the ingredients!

    You’re so awesome Gina. I love your recipes :)

  13. That’s a spectacular feast! :)

    Jenn

  14. You are so cute. You’re definitely a model for me for when I start to cohabitate.

  15. Yayy for the pilot coming back! I’m sure he’ll appreciate the BYOMM you left him. It looks supah tasty! :)

  16. mmm I want the pilot’s meal (salad version). YAY for him returning! Bet you’re stoked.

  17. I’ve made brown rice milk before, but your horchata recipes sounds even more delicious. It would probably work great in smoothies!

    Glad to know the pilots back – I’m sure he’s going to love the Mexican feast you prepared.

  18. that horchata is making me want coquito! yummy!

  19. I’m eating those very same chips and that very same salsa (medium though, not hot – yowza!) right now. So good. I’ve never had horchata, but it sounds really good.

    Enjoy your evening!

  20. man you spoil that man! he is lucky haha

    enjoy the evening!

  21. I’ve never had horchata! It looks really tasty though!

  22. I brought a jar of almond butter the other day…OMG I love it, I’ve been trying it on everything :)

  23. OMG I have never heard of horchata! I think the pilot will LOVE that dinner!

  24. Hope you have fun at your girls night seeing Sex & the City 2. I had a cosmo at lunch with some co-workers, saw the Movie (fabulous!), then a few more cosmos afterwards.

  25. BYOMM, I love it! We do this all of the time…in fact, I have some leftover beans and chips that I’m hoping I can turn into dinner for Pea Daddy. We are good wives, we are good wives, we are good wives…repeat with me…

  26. I’m with everyone else and love love BYOMM. It’s a great meal to leave for husbands to “make” themselves. Have fun at the movie!

  27. Aw! I’m glad he’s coming home & that he’s had a good time in Tampa!

  28. Food and drink looks delish! You’re such a good wifey.

    • BTW I had a tasty whole grain veggie sub from Quiznos today. They toast the bread and spread guac on it and layer in the veggies.Their chopped salads are good too.

  29. Horchata sounds right up my alley! YUM!

    SO excited for SATC 2 tonight!!! :)

  30. Let us know what you think of the movie!!!
    I would love to hear your opinion on it :D

  31. SSUD #4 … nothing but not so ladylike words coming out of my mouth while I was doing the cardio (treadmill 30 min, 12% incline at 4.0 speed) after the legs workout, killer burn, but great workout – thanks Gina!

  32. Aww! I’m so happy your pilot is coming home. That rice drink looks interesting… does it taste anything like rice milk?

  33. Courtney says:

    I agree…La Herdez is the best jarred salsa. It is the only brand I’ll eat. :)

  34. Herdez salsa is pretty face-rocking :)
    the pilot was in my town! glad he is getting home to you. the Horchata looks yummy. My hubby would love that I bet. hmmmm maybe I should make some. I’ve been eating popcorn every night this week (brown bag trick is awesome!) let me know how sex & the city is! I’m maybe going tomorrow but have heard some less than stellar reviews (loved the first one though!)

  35. I can’t wait to try this! And I don’t know why I don’t roast veggies more often, it’s something I really need to start doing more of lol

  36. Hey Gina – any other options for “stretch” days of the SSU, for those of us who are not crazy about yoga/don’t have any classes locally?

    • Fitnessista says:

      have you tried yoga before? if not, give it a chance.. especially with the yogadownload stuff, it really is awesome
      if not, just do some solo stretching on your own

  37. Have fun tonight!! Sounds like a blast!

  38. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! For the horchata recipe! Cant wait to try it! YUM!

  39. Yay for Pilot being back!!! Can’t wait to try the horchata!!

  40. That’s so sweet of you! :-)
    My girlfriends wanted me to join them to see Sex and the City 2 tonight too but I hate packed movie theatres! Part of me regrets not going but oh well! I plan on going Monday with another friend once the crowds die down!
    I hope you enjoy it! I am sure you will give it two thumbs up (or down) tomorrow!

  41. How cute is that BYOMM!!!

  42. What a nice wife. I’d leave my husband to fend for himself. And that horchata recipe sounds easy but so good. I’m psyched to try it.

  43. Kristin says:

    I have to agree about the salsa, herdez is one of the best, I totally bought some the other day. Of course in AZ, there is no lack of fantastic salsa. I do have a weird question, I’ve thought about making some kind of tofu chorizo, any ideas on how to make that happen?

  44. Hi. I’m really enjoying your blog. Could I have your Frijoles recipe?

    • Fitnessista says:

      i soaked them overnight then rinsed and got rid of the water.
      brought them up to a boil with more than enough water to cover, reduced to simmer and added 2 t sea salt and 5 giant cloves of garlic (with the skin on)
      let them simmer for 4 hours
      then seasoned with a little cumin and cayenne

  45. I want to try that salsa! I’m always looking for a good premade salsa but all the ones I’ve tried just never live up to fresh :(

  46. I can so relate to the TDY’s and missing him. My hubby usually does at least 2 week long TDY’s, in fact I think he might have been at the Pilot’s base (I could be wrong though) when he went TDY near Savanah GA. That was probably his last TDY with the A-10′s though as they lose their planes in a few weeks :(

    I had no idea what Horchata was when you mentioned it yesterday. Looks super yummy. Basically like a sweetened brown rice/Almond milk?

  47. I found this recipe on one of your most recent posts — thank you! it comes at perfect timing : ) I got to spend the weekend with my boyfriend in DC, and he was on the hunt for horchatta. We found some, but it was mediocre at best. Of course, since he had never had horchatta before last night, he didn’t know the difference! there is a great restauraunt in our hometown that makes ahh-mazing horchatta, but I would also love to try making my own! so glad to find your recipe : )

  48. Hola! i’m trying your horchata recipe. Hope I make it deliciousoso?! =)
    As for the rice remains, do you know of a rice pudding recipe for this blendered rice?
    The rice pudding recipes i’m looking at calls for whole rice like the one on the link below.

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/brown-rice-pudding/detail.aspx

    I would greatly appreciate if you can post a link to a good rice pudding recipe for this blendered rice. =)

    CIO!

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