sabato 5 ottobre 2013

Resbaladera ( Costa Rica )

Travelling ..... in cuisines all over the world!
Back again this year our summer trip through the cuisines all over the world with many new recipes and places to visit. This week we travel with:

Resbaladera ( Costa Rica )
( This recipe By Nuxia )

The Resbaladera is a popular cold drink of Costa Rica. Resbaladera is based cream, obtained by cooking barley and concentrated milk and rice. These two ingredients are cooked together flavored with some spices: cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg. Although, its preparation takes some time, the end result repays the effort. Resbalaldera: A refreshing drink delicious and very sweet and nutritious. Just perfect for everyone!


1 cup long grain rice , uncooked
1 cup of raw barley
2 cinnamon sticks
5 whole cloves (alternatively a pinch of clove powder)
4 1 /2 cups water ( divided by cups)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg to taste
1 1/ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract (replaceable with two whole berries with vanilla)
397g of sweetened condensed milk

Put in a pot: rice, barley, cinnamon sticks and cloves. If you use the vanilla beans , add the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise, DO NOT add the vanilla extract. Add 3 cups of water. Mix it all together . Boil over medium heat - high. Then reduce the heat and cook until reduced to liquid. The rice should be soft. If necessary add more water during cooking. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes at room temperature. Remove the cinnamon sticks. The whole cloves can also leave. Remove the vanilla beans if they are employed. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla extract
( Add only if you have not used before, the vanilla beans ).
Transfer half of the compound of wheat and rice in a blender and blend .
Pour about half of the concentrated milk and 3/ 4 of the water. Cover everything. Whisk together the mixture of wheat and rice.
Strain mixture through fine mesh strainer into a wide mouth pitcher, using a spoon to press the grains against the strainer to get the most liquid out . Discard grains. Repeat with remaining grain mixture , evaporated milk and water. Stir in sugar to taste. Add additional water to thin to desired consistency, if necessary. Cover and refregerate until well chilled, about 3 to 4 hours. Serve cold.
Recipe of 07/10/2013

The Nuxia's  Suggestions:
For this type of recipe is necessary to use the measures in cups . just lose a small container capacity of 250 ml and measure all the ingredients in it.

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