My generation had the privilege of having our rice water with the ubiquitous evaporated milk with plenty of sugar which gave rice water a very creamy and rich flavour.
Ghana's rice water is somewhat unique in its preparation. The rice, regardless of which variety is used, is often mushed a little by pressing the grains against the sides of the pot to break them down.
1 cup of rice
8-10 cups of water
Salt to taste
Pinch of nutmeg (optional)
1Boil the water on high heat
2Add washed rice to the boiling water
3Keep boiling for 20-15 minutes
4Reduce heat to a simmer when rice is tender
5Press rice against the sides of the pot to slightly mush the rice grains