How to make Amazake – sweet drink from framented rice Recipe

Do you know what is Ama zake?

It’s very sweet drink which we often drink it on New year’s day.
I often make it all around the year since it’s very tasty and good for your health!
There’re no sugra in it, natural sweetness from the rice and you’ll be amazed how sweet it is!
( you can get the pre made one from super market, too but most of them use sugar or something not proper ingredients for it)

Ama zake means sweet Sake, but it doesn’t include alcohol, Japanese kids also drink it as their snacks 🙂

Ingredients:
3 cups of rice porridge
3 cups of Rice Koji

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1. Make rice porrige with 1 cup of rice and 5 cups of water.

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2. Place 3cups of rice porridge in a bowl then cool it down until it became 65degree C. ( very important)

3. Add 3 cups of Koji then mix well. Replace the mixture in the rice cooker then leave it for 6hours at least with lid open and place clothes on top to prevent dry.

Please don’t push “cook” button, push “keep warm” button. Then the Koji can frament in the warm environment 🙂

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4. After 6-7 hours, it became like this (thick liquid). then place in the pot and boil it for few minutes to stop framentation.

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You can use it as many ways.
I often drink it deluted with hot water with ground ginger in winter.
Or I use this pase instead of sugra to make sweets 🙂

This time I used brown rice and brown rice Koji, but people usually use white rice and white rice Koji.

 

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