Who knew that one little grain could be used in so many ways? Rice can be used raw or cooked and can be processed into everything from vinegar to wine, milk and cosmetics. Here are a few rice products that are handmade in Thailand and can be bought in Chiang Mai.
Young Rice Milk Soap
By Banh Brand
This soap made from young rice milk extract is enriched with vitamin B3 and E.It helps maintain skin tone and leaves it smooth, soft and fresh. It also offers a natural anti-oxidant and a small degree of sunscreen protection. Young rice milk soap by Banh brand contains no fragrance, no preservatives and it ishandmade.
Where to find: Rimping Supermarket.
Price THB 250.
Dietary Supplement with Rice Bran
by iSoil Brand
Rice bran is the nutrient-rich outer layer that surrounds the endosperm of whole grain brown rice. It is used in iSoil dietary supplement to helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Where to find: 7/11 Superstores.
Price THB 70.
Riceberry Milk Drink
by V-fit Brand
V-fit Riceberry Milk is a delicious, healthy, lactose and gluten free alternative to dairy milk. It contains 95.9% of riceberry milk, 1.5% of soy protein, 2.5% of sugar and 0.5% of additional tastes. V-fit Riceberry Milk can be a substitute in place of regular milk for cereal, coffee, smoothies, pancakes and also a delicious drink at anytime of the day.
Where to find: 7/11 and any superstores.
Price THB 15.
Thai Sweet Crispy Rice Cakes
They are everywhere! These little crispy rice cakes topped with sugar cane are delicious. You can find them in small stores, supermarkets even gas stations and of course at Warorot Market.
Price THB 40.
Rice Bran Oil
Rice bran Oil is the oil extracted from the hard outer brown layer of rice after chaff (rice husk). It is notable for its high smoke point of 232 degres Celcius and its mild flavor, making it suitable for high-temperature cooking methods such as stir frying and deep frying. It has become a popular cooking oil in several Asian countries, including Thailand, Japan, India and China.
Where to find: Lotus and Big C Supermarkets.
Price THB 175.