Alright~ So on the latest episode of Gabi's adventures to becoming Korean, I decided to try to make a traditional Korean rice drink called Ssikhye 식혜~ It was a pretty easy process that just took a long time as you should wait a lot between steps~ Here's the steps but I have yet to completely perfect the process so please feel free to modify my instructions~~
What you'll need:
Barley Malt Powder 엿기름 가루 1 cup
white rice 1 cup
water 6 cups
2 slices of ginger (10g)
1 tbl sugar
3/4 cup sugar
You will then leave the water to settle for 2-3 hours. A clear top liquid should form at the end of it. If it's not all clear, don't worry. Then after the time has finished, you should again filter this water and put into the rice cooker with the cup of rice (this time use something on the strainer like a paper towel). At the bottom you'll get a white residue that shouldn't be in the drink (hence the paper towel). If you don't have a rice cooker, you can also put this in a pot and let it sit on low heat for the same time.
And you can see that some rice went through but that's okay as well. Boil for 10-15 minutes, taking out the white residue (foam-ish stuff) with a spoon. After it's finished you should let it cool down and then place into your jar preference~ With or without the rice~
Here you can see the white stuff I was referring to. You'll want to take that out~ By boiling this, we are stopping the fermenting process.