This is the process for making a rice dumpling (ore) for a traditional wedding ceremony. The name of the ore is Asarusu. The ore is central to giving and sharing. Large ore are called ore nal. At customary weddings the bride and groom have the right to eat the ore. There is a ritual to opening the ore; it must be done carefully and with caution. Ore must be opened by certain people, it must be one man and one woman. Not a single grain of rice is allowed to fall out, and knives cannot be used to open the ore. If a grain of rice falls out it is a sign that the couple will experience troubles in the home, there will be sadness in the house or that the couple won’t live long. People who open ore must have experience, so that no rice falls out. $15 or $20 dollars is paid to the people who open the ore. Ore can only be made in preparation for a wedding, and cannot be made for other events. We learn to make this from our ancestors, my grandmother taught me to make this, which is how I know how to make it now.