Toasted Rice & Millet Amazake with Blueberries A sweet and savory drink that's damn good for ya.

First produced: 
Fermentation time:  3 days
Average fermentation temperature:  30°c
Toasted Rice & Millet Amazake with Blueberries

Description

A deliciously sweet and savory Amazake featuring blueberries from Jillygrows in the Cygnet Area

Amazake is a creamy, thick, fermented rice drink with a rich, sweet-meets-savory flavor.

Served either chilled or warm/hot, the history of amazake goes back to the Kofun period (250 to 538 AD).

Amazake is packed with nutrients, including vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folic acid, ferulic acid, dietary fiber, glutamine, and a large amount of glucose – which are almost the same components as an IV drip, hence the catchy nickname for amazake.

Tasting Notes

This version displays the hallmark of the clean sweet notes produced by the Koji enzymes. Jilly’s blueberries bring some tannin and a touch of acidity to offset the sweet intensity of the rice and millet.

A touch of ginger, pinch of salt and inclusion of cinnamon and cardamon make for a fragrant and complex sweet-sour dessert. Enjoy!

Ingredients & Sourcing

  • Spring Water
    • Proportion of total by weight: 52%
    • Source: Tasmanian Mountain Waters
    • Origin: TAS
  • White Rice (Toasted)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 20%
    • Source: Slater Farms 🌿
    • Origin: NSW
  • Blueberries
    • Proportion of total by weight: 6%
    • Source: Jilly Grows 🍏
    • Origin: Petcheys Bay, TAS
  • White Rice (as Koji)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 18%
    • Source: Slater Farms 🌿
    • Origin: NSW
  • Millet (Toasted)
    • Proportion of total by weight: 3%
    • Source: Eumarrah 🔮
    • Origin: Unknown
  • Vanilla Bean
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.01%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Unknown
  • Cinnamon
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.01%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Unknown
  • Cardamon
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.01%
    • Source: Spice Wholesaler 🔮
    • Origin: Unknown
  • Ginger
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.4%
    • Source: Organic Produce Wholesaler (variable) 🌿
    • Origin: QLD
  • Salt
    • Proportion of total by weight: 0.001%
    • Source: Tasman Sea Salt
    • Origin: Swansea, TAS

Legend

🌿 A Certified Organic ingredient.

🌻 A Biodynamic ingredient grown to a Demeter Certification.

🍏 An "organically grown" ingredient. No use chemical of fertilizers or sprays as far as we know. Not certified.

🔮 A conventionally produced ingredient. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.

👩‍🌾 A wild harvested ingredient. Sustainably harvested. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.

An ingredient outside the food code and not subject to certification criteria. May contain trace chemicals or pesticides.