Rice milk is a kind of grain milk processed from rice. It is mostly made from brown rice and commonly sweetened with sugarcane syrup.
Commercial brands of rice milk are available in vanilla and chocolate flavors, as well as the original unflavored form and can be used in many recipes as an alternative to traditional cow milk, when it may give a lighter result than with cow milk.

Rice Milk Drawbacks

Rice milk is not a nutrient for nutrient substitute for cow milk. Compared with cow’s milk, it contains more carbohydrates, but does not contain significant amounts of calcium or protein, and no cholesterol or lactose. Commercial brands of rice milk, however, are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, including calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin B3, and iron.

Compare the following nutritional content for one cup of milk vs. non fortified Rice Dream (commercial brand):

Cow Milk

Rice Dream

Calories

150

120

Protein (grams)

8

1

Carbohydrate (grams)

11

30

Fat (grams)

8

2

Calcium (mg)

291

20

Rice milk seems to be a good alternative for strict vegetarians or people worried about regular milk chemicals and hormones. In my opinion, they have two paths, organic milk, or a proper supplementation of their diet in order to cope with the loss of nutrients produced by the switch.

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