This recipe calls for milk, but if your vegan, you can use almond milk instead, or just use all water, or soy milk, or whatever. recipe is very forgiving. I love to drink this plain. Its also really good poured over cereal.
Put 1-1/3 cups uncooked rice in blender. add 2 cups milk. puree 20 sec. then add an additional 3 cups milk. puree 30 more sec. Let soak in refrigerator over night. Next day once again puree mixture 20 more sec. then add 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon, 1 T vanilla, 3/4 cup half and half, and 1 c sugar and puree 20 more sec. Pour into pitcher.
To serve: (rice sinks to bottom of pitcher so always stir horchata before serving) After stirring serve it to people over crushed ice in individual cups. I never strain it. My family likes it unstrained and so do all my latin co workers. (i know adding milk and cream and stuff isnt very traditional. its just how ive always prefered it)