"Where is the hot rice?"
Translation:Aia i hea ka laiki wela?
Aia is a word that starts sentences for location. Aia has no meaning in English but if it helps you out, you can consider it to mean "to be located". Shhh - a little secret: it is an optional word, but taking it out means totally rearranging the words in the sentence.
The most common syntax would be - Aia + the noun + the prepositional phrase of location.
When you include the question word for where - hea - then that prepositional phrase can get moved to position 2.
Aia + i hea / ma hea + the noun ?
Aia + the noun + i hea ? is less common but possible. They're flexible.