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Make this Tonight - "Momma’s Mexican Comfort Food"

15
Prep Time
(minutes)
135
Cook Time
(minutes)
4
Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (95 g) white jasmine rice
  • 1-inch (2.5 cm) piece of cinnamon stick
  • 6 cups (1.3 L) room-temperature filtered water
  • ¼ cup (50 g) cane sugar
  • 1 cup (160 g) chopped ripe cantaloupe
  • ½ cup (60 grams) pecans, chopped

Steps

  1. In a large skillet under low-medium heat, add the rice and toast, while stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Let cool. Soak the rice and cinnamon stick in 1 cup (120 ml) of the water for 2 hours.
  2. Once softened, grind the rice mixture on your blender’s highest setting for at least 2 minutes until consistently smooth.
  3. In a large pitcher, combine the remaining 5 cups (1.2 L) of water with the sugar and stir until the sugar fully dissolves.Strain the blended rice mixture through a cheesecloth or double-fine-mesh strainer into the pitcher and stir.
  4. Serve over ice, top with the chopped cantaloupe and pecans.