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13 Surprising Uses for Rice That Don’t Involve Cooking

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There are so many uses for rice that don’t involve cooking. Seriously, you’ll discover a newfound appreciation for this genius grain and all the wonderful things it can do.

Don’t you hate having to scrub coffee stains from the pot? Rice can solve that. And isn’t it a pain to buy lots of fruit only to have to wait days for it to ripen? Rice can solve that, too. This hearty grain can even double as an effective pain-reliever. Who knew this pantry staple could serve a purpose all around the house?

The nice thing about rice is that it’s pretty darn cheap. As a result, you probably buy it in bulk. That means you have plenty of extra grains for testing out our favorite uses for rice. While we don’t recommend recycling your rice after trying our tips, we do suggest using clean rice from the bag in some of our favorite rice recipes, like Dirty Rice With Crawfish Boudin or Zesty Rice and Bean Pilaf

Keep scrolling for all the surprising uses for rice that don’t involve cooking.

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