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Almond Orange Horchata and Hot Almond Orange Porridge

Upcycle the rice and almonds used to make a classic Horchata drink and create two delicious almond breakfast dishes, a refreshing Almond Orange Horchata drink and a warm and filling Hot Almond Orange Porridge.

This recipe was created by Chef Allison Rittman for the Almond Board of California.



Prep Time

45 minutes, plus overnight soaking

Serves: 2, 8 oz drink & 2 cups of porridge
  • 1½ cups Blanched Almonds, Raw
  • ½ cup Basmati White Long Grain Rice, Raw
  • 2½ cups Unsweetened Almond Milk, Plain
  • 1 each Cinnamon Sticks, Whole
  • ¼ tsp. Orange Zest
  • 1 tsp. Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 tbsp. Sliced Almonds, Toasted
  • ½ cup Coconut Sugar, Granulated
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 cup Horchata Rice/Almond Mash
  • 2½ cups Unsweetened Almond Milk, Vanilla
  • 2½ tbsp. Coconut Sugar, Granulated
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon, Ground
  • ¼ tsp. Orange Zest
  • ½ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk, Vanilla
  • ½ cup Raspberries, fresh
  • ¼ cup Sliced Almonds, Toasted
  1. Grind blanched almonds and rice in food processor until finely ground, about 1 minute.
  2. Combine ground almonds and rice with almond milk, cinnamon stick, and orange zest. Stir to blend and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Meanwhile, for simple syrup, mix coconut sugar and water in a small saucepan. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, mixing until sugar is completely dissolved. Cool to room temperature.
  4. After soaking overnight, strain rice/almond mixture through fine strainer or cheesecloth. Add vanilla extract, ground cinnamon, and cooled simple syrup to taste and blend well.
  5. To serve, pour chilled Horchata in chilled glasses and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sliced almonds.
  6. For porridge, mix almond/rice mash (left over from soaking for Horchata recipe) and vanilla almond milk in rice cooker. Cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Alternatively, cook almond/rice mash and vanilla almond milk in a medium saucepot over low heat with a tight-fitting lid until rice is tender, about 30 minutes.
  7. Mix coconut sugar, cinnamon, and orange zest into hot porridge.
Nutritional Info
Per Serving
Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 190 mg
Total Carbohydrate 22 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Total Sugars 19 g (Includes 19 g Added Sugars)
Protein 2 g
Vitamin D 3 mcg
Calcium 546 mcg
Iron 1 mg
Potassium 398 mg
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