Friday, June 27, 2008


Brown rice is whole grain rice with mild nuty flavor. In the past it is rarely eaten except by the sick and elderly as a cure for constipation. However, it is now well accepted as it is far more nutritious then white rice and becoming more expensive due to shortage.

The reason for me to introduce brown rice is that it is so nutritious for consumption, even the water you use to soak the rice is equally useful.

For cooking brown rice, we need to soak the washed brown rice for at least two hours in warm water (abt 35 - 38 degree C) prior to cooking. It will encourage gemination and activate various enzymes in the rice. You may transfer the rice to the rice cooker with fresh water but do not discard the soaking water. The nutritious water is for your face.

You will notice some residual at the bottom of your soaking bowl. This part (part A) will be for use as face mask. The clearer top liquid (part B) will be use as face wash.

If you face is oily, you can mixed some facial foam to part B and cleans your face. If your skin is normal, just wash with part B liquid. After washing, pad dry your face with a towel. Scoop up part A and spread it evenly on your face as a face mask. Leave it for about 10 - 15 minutes and rinse off . You can immediately feel the smoothness of your skin.

Try it my dear friends. You don't have to span too much money or time doing it as the brown rice facial wash and mask is totally free.

Food for your tummy and nutriants for your face :P

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