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Rice Wine

 

 

Couple of weeks back we had been to Coorg, where we stayed at a friend’s Coffee Estate. While talking to Lilian aunty, our hostess, the conversation veered towards cooking. She told me that she had a Rice Wine recipe and that she would share it with me the next morning. I was pleasantly suprised when she handed over her recipe book, first thing in the morning. Such a wonderful gesture !! She recommended a few more recipes from her book and asked me to write them down.
The first thing I did once I was back home, was to make sure I had all the ingredients for the Rice Wine. Any white rice can be used for this recipe.
Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.

Rice Wine

?Couple of weeks back we had been to Coorg, where we stayed at a friend's Coffee Estate. While talking to Lilian aunty, our hostess, the conversation veered towards cooking. She told me that she had a Rice Wine recipe and that she would share it with me the next morning. I was pleasantly surprised when she handed over her recipe book, first thing in the morning. Such a wonderful gesture !! She recommended a few more recipes from her book and asked me to write them down. Once back home, the first thing I did, was to make sure I had all the ingredients for the Rice Wine. Here are a few pointers one needs to keep in mind. Any white rice can be used for this recipe. The jars and bottles used for wine making should be sterilised and free from moisture. Always use coloured bottles to store wine.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 12 d 10 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 3 bottles

Ingredients
  

  • 500 gms Rice
  • 1/3 cup Raisins
  • 1 - 1/4 kg Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Yeast
  • 2 limes
  • 2.6 litres Water Boiled and cooled

Instructions
 

  • Tip in the rice, sugar, raisins and lime juice in a jar.
  • Pour the boiled and cooled water.
  • Sprinkle the yeast.
  • Stir the mixture for a couple of minutes, with a wooden spoon.
  • Cover the mouth of the jar with a cloth and replace the lid.
  • Stir the contents of the jar the next day.
  • Continue the process every day till day 10.
  • Allow to rest for the next 2 days.
  • On the 12th day, strain the mixture into a vessel and allow to rest.
  • Once the wine is clear, you can transfer to bottles.
  • Make sure you fill only 3/4th of the bottle.
  • Close the bottle and keep in a cool, dark place.
  • You can start consuming after at least a week.

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