Whether in defense of animal rights, or with a healthy and environmental desire, "plant-based milk" has become a new nutritional trend that attracts the attention of specialists and chefs alike. Although there is more than one vegetarian alternative to traditional milk, "almond milk" is the highest selling type of "plant milk" thanks to its rich texture and flavor extracted from almond kernels.

Experts advise all those with high cholesterol or lactose intolerance patients with almond milk, as it is a great option, to promote healthy skin, especially in cases of acne, unlike animal milk that exacerbates the problem.

And a study conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford in 2018, and the results of which were published by The Guardian in January, indicate that all plant-based alternatives to milk are much better for the planet, and went on to suggest that producing a cup of animal milk produces nearly three times more greenhouse gas emissions. Compared to any plant milk.

Regarding the competition between animal milk and almond milk in terms of uses and rich taste. Almond milk can be eaten cold or hot just like animal milk, from juice and coffee to various recipes for soups and sauces. Instead of its nutritional value, almond milk can also be prepared at home by mixing almond kernels with water and filtering the resulting liquid, while for sweetening, one can add a grain of dates, to become in front of milk that has a golden value and a wonderful taste.

It is true that the nutritional value of animal milk, including protein and calcium, is higher than that contained in almond milk. A cup of almond milk provides only a gram of protein, while animal and soy milk provide 8 grams, but this can be compensated for by eating plant-based foods that contain a high proportion of protein., Such as beans, lentils, nuts and seeds.

Almond milk is the perfect ingredient for preparing iced drinks, coffee, ice cream, and even some soup recipes, but its light texture and flavor extracted from almonds may prevent it from entering it as an essential substitute for animal milk when preparing creamy recipes like pasta.

This recipe is based on bringing a cup of Egyptian rice, 3 tablespoons of healthy sugar substitute «stevia», 6 cups of almond milk, and a spoonful of mastic or rose water as desired, in addition to almonds or pistachios, cinnamon and grated coconut.

To prepare, we start by washing the rice well until the water appears relatively clear. Add the washed rice with sugar substitute, a pinch of salt and just one cup of almond milk. In a deep saucepan that allows the rice to expand and add more milk later, cover the mixture over a low heat until the rice is cooked. Leave aside until it calms down a bit, then add the mastic or rose water. Now, the recipe is ready to be spread in serving utensils, garnishing with cinnamon, coconut, and almonds or pistachios as desired.