Rice Water ( Tandulodaka )

Rice Water

What is Rice Water?

Rice water is a white thickly fluid obtained from the water used to wash the rice before cooking or boiling the rice with more water than required.

This rice water also referred as Tandulodaka, is rich in starch and contains various important antioxidants that are immensely beneficial effects on human health.

The magic of rice water is known to the Asians since ages and now the amazing perks of rice water are embraced by the whole world.

How to prepare?

Preparing tanduloka is quite a simple task.

Ingredients Required

1/2 cup uncooked rice

2 cups water

Steps to follow

Method 1

Rinse the rice well with water to remove any dirt or impurities.

Take the uncooked rice in a bowl and cover it with water.

Leave it undisturbed as the rice absorbs the water.

Churn it around lightly until the water turns cloudy allowing the minerals and vitamins to seep into the water.

Gently strain out the rice water into a clean bowl.

And rice water is ready for use now.

This rice water can be stored for 4 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Shake it well before use.

Method 2

Rice water can also be prepared by cooking the rice in water. Extract excess water after the rice is cooked.

Therapeutic Benefits of Rice Water

Rice water has many amazing health benefits and is used for centuries for a number of good reasons. It works wonder for the skin and hair but it also has many therapeutic benefits for the body.

The efficacy of rice water has been tried, tested and proved in curing the following health hazards:


Rice water is an effective cure for diarrhea and other gastrointestinal troubles. It is also easily digestible and works as an instant energy booster.


Rice water is extremely effective in treating eczema which is a common form of dermatitis. The oils present in rice hydrate and moisturize the skin, calming the dry patches of eczema.


It helps in bringing the temperature down to normal.

Supply Energy:

Consumption of water  helps energize the body. It contains very high levels of carbohydrates that will help in fulfilling your energy requirement.

Gorgeous Skin:

It is ladened with many minerals and vitamins that have astonishing results for the skin. It contains a compound called ‘inositol’ that promotes cell growth, delays the process of aging and stimulates blood flow. It also has antioxidant, moisturizing and UV rays absorbing properties that tightens the pores and prevents the pigmentation and age spots.

Glamourous Hair

It helps in getting clean, dark and long hair. It combats dandruff, hair fall and other related issues.

Some more benefits of drinking rice water include:

  • Prevents and cures constipation
  • It is used as a skin moisturizer.
  • It is known to soothe fly bites.
  • It works as an electrolyte during diarrhoea
  • It also helps in relieving burning sensation.

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