Rice resonates with the energy of the earth and the sun. Believing rice to be female in nature, in Asia, rice spirits are honored as mother-type entities.
Rice can be used in spells for blessing, money, prosperity, fertility, protection, rain, wealth, security and to find treasure.
An old superstition claims that certain evil spirits are obsessed with counting. A container of rice near the door will cause any that try to enter the house to be distracted so much by counting the individual grains that they will forget to enter. Keep a jar of rice near your door to distract evil spirits while bringing blessings of prosperity and love to your home!
Eat it, toss it, honor it and place it by the door; any way you use it, rice and humans have always had a great long love affair.