To Top

Which Types of Rice Are Safe to Use in Microwave Heat Pads

I've made heat pads before and had no problem with them, but I do not remember what kind of rice to use. I'm concerned about fire.
I bought Carolina Jasmine enriched Thai fragrant long grain rice (Thai Hom Mali Rice) and Lundberg California white Basmati aromatic long grain rice. Does anyone know how safe these are?

Ad


Thanks.

By Marjae from NY

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

December 22, 20100 found this helpful

When I made mine several years ago, I used plain, cheap long grain rice. I've not had a problem. But I worried about fire, too. I read somewhere that, from time to time, you should put a cup of water in the microwave with the bag while heating. A little moisture from the heated water will absorb into the rice. So I do that every now and then, and it seems to work well for me. The slight moist heat is nice, too.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 22, 20100 found this helpful

Boring old white rice is what is typically used.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

December 22, 20100 found this helpful

I used Organic Flaxseed from Whole Foods. They sell it in bulk. I didn't worry about fire and I gave it to a friend that has used it repeatedly for years now!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 22, 20100 found this helpful

When I make mine I just use the long grain, cheapie stuff. It will only catch fire if you heat it for too long. Small ones should not be heated over 2 minutes, large ones longer (3-4 minutes). Always test it to make sure it won't burn you.
I have had mine almost 8 years and have not had the first problem with any of them.
They also make a fabulous gift.
Gem

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 2, 20170 found this helpful

Does anyone know if superfine arborio rice is safe to use in making a heating pad?

Ad


I have some outdated I wanted to use.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 22, 20100 found this helpful

Mostly I've used whatever rice I had on hand. If I have to go buy some, I buy whatever is the cheapest store brand there. I've also mixed it with deer corn, dried beans, dried peas, lentils, almost anything like that is just fine. Never had a problem with any of it. Have fun with it. I just made 3 of them today!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 23, 20100 found this helpful

I haven't done this for a few years, but when I did, I simply used whatever rice I had on hand. Honestly, I think I even used Minute Rice on occasion. :-) I just kept an eye on such as I was heating it in the microwave (usually less than two minutes) and it always turned out fine. As well, I was doing so super thrifty style and used clean, lone, tube socks as the casing. It's amazing how a clean, lone, tube sock filled with warm, dried rice can help a stiff neck!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

December 27, 20100 found this helpful

I don't know about the rice, but I do know that deer corn works great. The corn has a moist heat and holds up very well, no worry about fire.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Categories
Crafts MiscellaneousDecember 22, 2010
Guides
More
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/20 21:18:58 in 899 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!