Rice is one of the most popular foods in our cuisine, and in the world as well. It is tasty, cheap, easy to prepare and can be a main part of a number of savory and sweet dishes. Its variety of flavors and types makes it more than wonderful.
But rice can be used not only for cooking. Its uses go beyond its primary purpose.
What else can you use rice for besides cooking?
Here are some healthy alternative uses for rice.
Against salt wetting
Salt collects moisture from the air and holds it. To prevent the salt from getting wet in the salt shaker, add some rice to it. It will not change the taste of the salt, but it will contribute to the fact that it remains dry and that its grains do not stick together.
To maintain silverware and jewelry
If you have silverware or jewelry, it would be good to store them in rice. Just place them in a bowl or box full of rice. It will prevent the silver from tarnishing because it will protect it from oxidation. That way you won’t have to scrub and polish it.
For beautiful skin and hair
You can use rice water for beautiful skin and hair. The water from cooking the rice, as well as the water in which it was simply soaked, is rich in nutrients. Rice water can be used for rinsing, washing, as part of various homemade masks, peelings.
For cleaning appliances
Rice is suitable for cleaning coffee grinders, grinders, blenders. Simply drop a cup of rice into the unit and run on high speed. The rice will scrub the residue inside, remove any residual odors and make your appliance clean and usable again.
To check the temperature of the pan
If you’ve heated oil or other fat in a pan, one of the easiest ways to check if it’s ready is to drop a grain of rice into it. If it bubbles, the fat is hot enough.
For tool storage
Your construction tools may rust over time. Place them in a box of rice. It will protect them from oxidation, similar to the storage of silver objects. The rice absorbs excess moisture and protects the metal from rust.
With wet equipment
If you have spilled water or any other liquid on electronics or equipment, such as telephones, laptops and other gadgets, immediately turn them off, remove their batteries if possible and cover them with rice. Allow the rice to absorb the moisture for several hours. This will help the unit dry faster without damage.
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