Rice is a staple in Indonesian communities, but meals mainly consisting of it are strong indicators of food insecurity. Many heads of households work as farmers on rice paddies for income.
When purchased, rice comes in a large bag that weighs roughly 100kg. It's sold in-husk and must be removed manually.
The process of cleaning rice is tedious, since rogue husks must be picked out by hand. Husks are often set aside, ground with a mortar and used as feed for pigs.