One of the most comforting smells to date is the same one that filled mum’s kitchen- starchy steam rising out of a sufuria of pishori rice. As we grew older and started helping out in the preparation of our meals, my mum always insisted on two things: Rice should never be sticky and it should always have some oil and salt. Second to ugali, rice is almost always present in the Adagala household. Besides pilau, we use rice that is already cooked to make sweet corn fried rice. It is not only delicious, but it makes a statement and it can be made in less than an hour. So anytime you have impromptu guests visiting your home, surprise them with this delectable rice dish!

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