Rice makes a great side dish- it’s cheap, easy, and yummy. In a minute you’ll love rice even more, because I’m about to tell you some new and amazing ways to use it- besides eating it! Don’t you just love those household staples that can do so much for you?
1. Dry out a phone:
We’ve all dropped our phones in puddles, sinks, and toilets. Dry it out by filling a bowl or bag with rice, put in your phone, and leave it for a day or two.
2. Clean a vase:
Fill a vase with warm water, a little dish soap, and a handful of rice. Shake it up and rinse for a sparkly, clean vase.
3. Keep tools rust-free:
Keep some rice in your tool box; it will absorb moisture and prevents the tools from rusting.
4. Clean the coffee grinder:
Run some rice through your coffee or spice grinder to clean it out.
5. Pie weights:
Line an unbaked pie crust with baking parchment and fill with rice. You can save the rice and reuse it.
6. Stop salt from clumping:
Add a few grains of rice to your salt shaker to absorb moisture.
7. Ripen fruit:
Fill a bowl with rice and stick unripe fruit in it.
8. Make an ice pack:
Fill a sock with rice and keep it in the freezer for a flexible ice pack.
9. Or a heating pad:
Microwave the rice filled sock for 30 seconds.
10. Make a sachet:
Mix rice with an essential oil of your choice. Fill a small cloth bag and tie with a ribbon. This makes a great gift!
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