Rice is one in a list of foods that can serve as a cleaner for you and some of your household effects.
You can effectively clean hard to reach areas in a vase by soaking some uncooked grains in warm water, with a little dish detergent.
Some other uses of rice as a cleaner includes skin cleansing, facial cleansers and hair conditioner.
Women in Asia are used to cleansing their skin with rice water. It forms a gentle skin cleansing agent and it is known to contain vitamins B1, C, E and minerals.
To make rice water, first rinse to remove any dirt, then cover the rice in a bowl with water for about 15minutes. After 15minutes, drain the water from the rice into a clean bowl. You can also use this as a facial cleanser. The remaining can be stored in an air tight container in a refrigerator.
You can also wash your hair with rice water, which leaves it soft and shiny.
Now you know that there are more uses to rice that those sumptuous delicacies. I would suggest you plan to put to good use some rice water when you rinse just before you put up a fire.