It turns out that rice is more than a food. It's pretty useful for other things. Here are some uses for rice.
1. Ripen fruit
When put in a bowl of uncooked rice, the fruit's ethylene gas will get trapped, helping it to ripen.
2. Prevent rust on tools
Putting uncooked rice in your toolbox will absorb moisture.
3. Clean out a vase
Swirl dry rice at the bottom with some soap and water. Throw in a coffee grinder to clean that out as well.
4. Make an ice pack
Fill a sock with dry rice and freeze it.
5. Prebake pie crusts
Use rice as weights so the dough holds its shape and stays firmly in place.
6. Unclog clumped salt
Keep your salt clump-free by adding uncooked rice to the salt shaker.
7. Save a phone that's been dropped in water
Putting it in a bunch of dry rice will draw out the moisture and save you from an expensive repair.