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Venezuelan Chicha (Rice Drink)
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins
One of the street foods and drinks that I miss the most about Venezuela has to be the “chicha”. A Venezuelan chicha is a super thick drink made with rice and milk.
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Venezuelan
Servings: 6 glasses
  • 1 cup rice
  • 6 cup water
  • 2 cup milk
  • 400 gr condensed milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  1. Soak the rice in 2 cups of water from 2 to 12 hours.
  2. Rinse the rice and cook it in a pot with the 4 cups of water remaining. Cook it for 40 minutes with the cinnamon stick until the rice is extremely soggy and can’t absorb more water. Let it chill and remove the cinnamon stick.

  3. Take to the blender and blend the rice, the milk, the condensed milk, the salt, the ground cinnamon and the nutmeg. Blend in high speed for 5 minutes. You can add more milk if your feel that the chicha is too thick.

  4. Top with extra sweetened condensed milk and a sprinkle of ground cinnamon. (optional)