Add ¼ cup rice to a molcajete
Grind until the rice is powdery.
Add a few tablespoons of water to the molcajete.
(Enough to create a paste).
Using the mortar, mix the water and rice and grind the entire bowl.
Make sure you also get the sides of the bowl.
Add the garlic cloves to the molcajete.
Grind the garlic with the mortar.
Add the remaining rice to the molcajete.
Grind to mix the rice and garlic to create a thick paste.
Add some more water.
(Enough to create a paste)
Mix with the mortar and grind, scraping the sides.
If the mixture is gray, rinse and repeat this step.
If not, rinse and air dry.
It will take 24 hours before it’s ready to use.