EAST AFRICA MASHED RICE/WALI MASHENDEA
Rice is a staple (main) dish in most parts of the world. Single grained rice is a skill and a pride for many cooks! In East Africa, a woman's skill in the kitchen is measured by the single grain rice she can cook (just joking!) but that is what I was informed during my rice cooking lessons from my dear great grandmum! However, mashed up rice pops up in the menu (usually served with hard chicken soup) especially for a nursing mother as it is believed to be easy on the digestive system. So here is how I cook mine though I cook it very often for no special occasion!
HOW TO COOK MASHED RICE
MORE INFORMATION &TIPS
1)The coconut milk can be substituted by water.
2) Basically, the amount of liquid is slightly increased compared to cooking single grain rice. The extra amount of liquid can also be slightly reduced or increased depending on how soft/clamped up you would like the rice to be - it a personal preference.
3) For a nursing mother (In EA), the rice is served with hard chicken soup, and drizzled with sesame oil.