Agua de Arroz


My mother used to make this for me whenever I had a tummy ache. This is a great folk remedy for any time you’ve got indigestion, a stomach virus, or just need some inner comfort.

Here’s how to make it:

1 Cup Rice
2 Cups Water

Bring the water and rice to a boil, then place a lid on the pan and reduce to simmer for 15 minutes. At 15 minutes, when rice is cooking, yet there is still moisture, add another 2 cup of water. Simmer for another 15-20 minutes. You should have about 1 inch of water over the rice, and it will be milky in consistency. Add sugar and cinnamon, and pour off the rice water into a cup. You can continue to add water to the rice to make more rice water.

This is a very soothing remedy for any kind of stomach pain, and if you’re sick, the sugar (or agave) will give you a boost of energy. Cinnamon is a natural anti-inflammant, so it will help bring swelling down as well.

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