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Sikhye is a traditional Korean beverage made with barley malt powder (yeotkiereum: 엿기름), and rice. The taste is sweet and cold, with its own particular subtle flavor coming from barley malt. I love Sikhye because of the flavor! Without the flavor, it will be like a bowl of sweet water and rice. Actually it’s known to help your digestion which is true for me! After eating lots of delicious food on festival days, I would drink this Sikhye as not only for dessert but for my digestion. I believe it solves my clogged stomach! : )
  Barley malt powder 1 Pound
  Rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Per Taste)
  Water 30 Cup (480 tbs)
  Pine nuts 1 Tablespoon

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Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
korean rice drink
A Korean traditional drink and a meal goes hand in hand. After showing some incredible Korean main dishes, Maangchi has come up with a traditional Korean rice drink using barley malt powder. With her step by step instructions one can make the drink easily and enjoy after a heavy Korean meal.

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Prezi's picture
Barley is said to be good for digestion and looking at the ingredients I believe the drink is not just tasty but also healthy. I am right now cutting down on sugar, so if i choose to substitute sugar with honey (also another reason being I love the flavor honey imparts, will I be spoiling the taste of the drink. Do let me know, coz even i believe I too badly need to repair my clogged stomach! ;)
Anonymous's picture
looking for the recipe to u boo choe bop