With the temperatures soaring these days it is always to be better prepared for a family member to get a bad sunburn. I came across this idea and wanted to share it with you – frozen aloe vera. Now I will swear to the use of aloe vera on any burn but the thought of getting a sunburn, and then placing a frozen block of it on a burn sounds like pure pleasure. Now I do not recommend using the large regular ice cubes, but rather use small sometimes decorative ice cube shapes like is pictured. This is not for the pleasure of looking at a shape but to not use too much aloe vera as it is expensive. When you are done filling your tray remember to keep your aloe vera bottle in the fridge.
You will need long grain rice (the rice that takes forever and a day) and a pot with twice the amount of water that the rice requires. Bring the water to a boil and add rice and cook until rice becomes very tender. Add an additional one cup of water at a time if water goes to low and rice is not tender. Drain the water in a strainer collecting the rice in a strainer and the water in a clean container that is under the strainer. You want the rice water to remain more runny than milk. The rice should be retained to add to soup or casserole. This can be used as is cold or warm to help with upset stomach. It is also a very healthy daily drink and is very easy and cheap to make yourself. If drinking daily add raw sugar to taste to the rice water and bring to a boil until the rice water has melted the sugar. It will keep for about five days in the fridge and is a very refreshing drink to start your day with. If taking for tummy trouble do not add the sugar. It can be served warm or cold and should be sipped. The starch from the rice absorbs bacterial and acid in the stomach and can even help to relieve loose bowel movements.
Originally posted at: http://foodstorageandsurvival.com/how-to-make-rice-water/
Making rice water is really easy and uses ingredients right out of your food storage. Rice water is useful when somebody is having stomach issues like vomiting or diarrhea. It is calming to the upset stomach, amazingly bland, starchy, and gets some nutrients in your patient.
To make rice water you need rice and water, that’s all. Put two tablespoons of rice in a pot with 1 cup of water. Don’t add salt. You don’t get a cup of rice water from a cup of water because some of it soaks into the rice. I double or triple this and refrigerate the leftovers.
Bring the water to a boil and boil until the rice is tender. Strain the rice out and the milky liquid that is left is rice water. You can eat the rice, add it to a soup or casserole, or feed it to the chickens if you want. If you boil too long, your rice water will be pretty thick. You can just thin it back down with some regular water if it’s thicker than you’d like.
Let the rice water cool before serving it to your patient. You can drink it warm or cold. Great for queasy tummies young or old.