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Ok talk to me about rice milk....

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simpson Thu 06-Aug-09 20:56:34

DD (18mths) is severely intolerant to all dairy (ok with egg) soya and oats.

She gets neocate on prescription which is seems to quite like <odd child>

But I am struggling to think of things that I can cook that the rest of us can eat iyswim.

I have found a couple of good recipes which need white sauce. I don't want to make it using neocate <boak> is rice milk ok or is it very sweet??

Also could I make rice pudding with it??

TIA

lemur Thu 06-Aug-09 21:14:29

Hello,
Rice milk is a fickle friend, it curdles with other stuff very easily (but less than soya milk). Its not sweet, it is really salty, so kinds love it but its not that great for them because of that. The carton says it should not be used as replacement milk for infants (but not because of the salt, but because it is not very nutritional). We use it as I am allergic to milk and we have it for DD's first drink in the morning so I don't have to go downstairs to get the real milk (rice milk doesn't go off overnight!)...I reckon you could cook with it, but never have, but as you can make porridge with it, I reckon rice pudding would work. Having tried all the alternatives to milk, its definitely the nicest from a taste point of view...and even DH has drunk it from time to time...good luck with it.

trixymalixy Thu 06-Aug-09 21:40:42

It's too sweet to cook any savoury sauces with although some brands are sweeter than others, I've only really tried with rice dream. I did get one in Somerfield (IIRC) that was much less sweet.

It makes OK rice pudding.

You probably already know this and as your DD is on Neocate it's probably irrelevant, but it contains too much arsenic to be used as a main drink for under 4s.

Oat milk is best for making white sauces, but I guess that's not an option sad.

simpson Fri 07-Aug-09 22:31:19

So is there nothing that i can use as savoury sauce then? sad

<wail>

Rice milk was my last hope!!!

trixymalixy Fri 07-Aug-09 23:03:44

Give it a go and put lots of mustard/nutmeg/pepper in and it might not be too bad. I think the tesco's rice milk might not be as sweet as rice dream as well.

trixymalixy Fri 07-Aug-09 23:07:58

this says to use rice milk.

ABitWrong Fri 07-Aug-09 23:10:52

There are some very funky "milk" making machines out there...you can use all sorts of grains/seeds/nuts....worth exploring smile

Lucky13 Sat 08-Aug-09 00:02:18

I make rice pudding and tapioca with coconut milk - DD thinks its fab.

I don't do white sauces usually. If i use cheese or a white sauce, i take out DD's food first and add the sauce afterwards. She mainly has tomato or veg based sauces. I freeze a big batch and then defrost and stir into her dinner when required.

ABitWrong Sun 09-Aug-09 14:50:58

ooh coconut milk rice pudding...yum...

EachPeachPearMum Sun 09-Aug-09 19:54:57

Have you seen this thread though? It says not under 4.6yo sad

trixymalixy Sun 09-Aug-09 20:03:06

It's not to be used as a main drink for under 4.6yos, but as simpson's DD has neocate for a main drink it shouldn't be a problem to use a bit of rice milk for cooking with.

Guadalupe Sun 09-Aug-09 20:07:58

Ds2 (2.6) has been having this as a main drink since I stopped bf six months ago. I don't know anything about arsenic in it? His dietician said it was fine as the rest of his diet was good.

Have I been slowly poisoning him then? He has two or three cups a night.

trixymalixy Sun 09-Aug-09 20:53:32

<<waves to guadalupe>>

DS (2.5) was having it as a main drink as well, but we changed to oatly after that report came out.

Guadalupe Sun 09-Aug-09 21:48:41

Hi smile

I tried oatly before though, and he wasn't having any of it! I think the rice is a lot sweeter. Our next appointment isn't till September so I might ring the dietician in the morning.

trixymalixy Sun 09-Aug-09 22:46:26

You could try mixing them and gradually reduce the quantity of rice milk.

hester Sun 09-Aug-09 22:51:21

eek, this is the first I've heard of arsenic in rice milk. It has been dd's main drink for 2.5 years.

Damn, damn, damn...

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