soften it with water
Paired with: nookaabaawazh vta
ninookaabaawadoon 1s - 0s ind; onookaabaawadoon 3s - 0s ind; nookaabaawadood 3s - 0 conj; nwaakaabaawadood 3s - 0 ch-conj; nookaabaawadoon 2s - 0 imp; Stem: /nookaabaawad-/
Akawe nookaabawadoon manoomin jibwaa-gabaatooyan wemitigoozhii-ozhichigan.
Before you cook paddy rice, first soak it to soften it.
wemitigoozhii-ozhichigan here identifies "paddy rice", planted and grown in rice paddies, as opposed to Anishinaabe-manoomin.