It's hard to find a hostess who doesn't have rice in her kitchen. This cereal is used in many countries of the world, as it is very tasty, nutritious, contains a large amount of carbohydrates, which are so badly needed by the body. But the health benefits of rice don't end with making delicious porridge. It is also a quality mineral fertilizer, moisture absorber, and even deodorant. Today we will go into more detail about this and prove that there are many non-culinary ways to use this wonderful product.
1. To "save" the phone
If you accidentally dropped your phone, smart watch or other small-sized gadgets into water, you can reanimate them with rice. As we said, this cereal is an effective moisture absorber. Even if the smartphone does not respond to your movements after getting wet, there is a chance that it will be possible to save it. To do this, you need to take out the battery and SIM card from the phone, put it in raw rice and leave it there overnight. In the morning, collect the gadget and try to turn it on.
2. To clean the coffee grinder
The coffee grinder, like any other household appliance, needs periodic cleaning. The longer you use the device, the more coffee dust gets into every corner of the grinder, and the more oil will be absorbed by it. As a result, due to contamination, the engine will be overloaded, which will affect the quality of the grind, and the oils will spoil the aroma of the finished drink.
To prevent this from happening, clean the grinder regularly. This can be done with rice. The whole process will take you 5 minutes at most. The instruction is simple: pour enough rice into the device so that it completely covers the knives. Turn on the grinder and wait for it to turn the cereal into flour. Wait for a while for the crushed product to absorb the unpleasant odor and remove any impurities, then put the rice powder in the bin. At the final stage, you will need to wipe the inside of the coffee grinder with a damp cloth or towel.
3. For washing
According to Novate.ru, the secret of the eternal beauty and youth of Asian girls is that they use rice water to wash their face. Rice contains a lot of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins such as B1, C and E. Together, they are a very good helper in the process of skin care. Rice-based water saturates the skin with useful elements, moisturizes it, gives it strength, and also acts as an effective weapon in the fight against free radicals that accelerate the aging of the dermis. The recipe for rejuvenating water is very simple: you need to soak the rice in filtered water for 20-25 minutes, strain it after the time has elapsed, and then start washing your face. The nice bonus of this procedure is that you can cook rice after you finish washing your face. A kind of waste-free production.
Advice: To consolidate the effect, after washing, you can apply a rice mask to your face. According to cosmetologists, it will be especially relevant for owners of oily and combination skin, since the cosmetic dries the dermis a little, gives it a matte finish, removes the oily sheen.
4. For plant fertilization
After you finish washing your face with rice water, do not pour it out, but use it as a fertilizer. The fact is that in addition to the above vitamins, such water contains minerals useful for the plant. Among them are nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. In addition, the product is 80% starch, which in turn is an excellent soil fertilizer. In order to prepare top dressing, you need to pour a glass of rice into a bowl, fill it with water, wait half an hour, and then strain. Pour the prepared water into a jar and water the plants.
5. For ripening fruits
In order for the fruit to “reach” stores with its perfect appearance, they are plucked from the trees long before they are fully ripe. But sometimes even we often buy unripe fruits in the store. To make them more "marketable", use rice. The instruction is simple: you need to pour rice into a bowl, immerse the fruit in it, cover with a lid or a towel and wait a few hours. If the fruits are completely unripe, then leave them in a bowl for a day.
6. For washing bottles and vases
Very often bottles and vases are intricate or too narrow and deep. Even a special brush for cleaning does not always help in the cleaning process. If you are already desperate to wash your favorite vase, turn to rice for help. The instructions are as follows: pour soapy water into a bottle or vase (fill the container by about ¼), and then add some rice (the final amount of cereal will depend on the size of the dish). Shake the vase well, covering the neck with your hand, then pour out the water and rinse the container.
7. For sharpening blades in a blender
Any blades become dull over time, including in a blender. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find spare parts for small household appliances, and ordering from the manufacturer is very expensive and time-consuming. In order not to buy a new blender, but to extend the life of the old one, sharpen the blades with rice. The procedure itself is very simple: you need to pour rice into a cup (about ½), immerse the blender in it and turn it on for a couple of minutes. After the time has passed, the blades will become sharp again.
8. For drying spices
Excessive moisture can cause the salt and pepper to clump and make them uncomfortable to use. To save the situation, add a small pinch of rice to the hodgepodge and pepper pot. It perfectly absorbs moisture, so it can save your seasonings from a kind of deformation. By the way, the actual amount of rice that you will put in pepper and salt depends on the volume of the containers.
9. For rinsing hair
Rice water is very versatile. It can be used not only to wash your face, as a fertilizer, but also to rinse your hair. In terms of effectiveness, such water can be compared to an expensive conditioner, as it strengthens the curls, restores elasticity, gives them a beautiful and healthy appearance, gives the hair shine and softens it. The recipe is exactly the same as in the previous paragraphs: pour 1 glass of rice with 2 glasses of cold water, let it brew for half an hour, stir thoroughly and filter through a colander. Use a ready-made "conditioner" after every shampoo.
And if you prefer to use rice for its intended purpose, then you will certainly be interested in reading the article. On a diet: 8 ingenious ways to use rice you probably didn't know about