Rice mixes are easy--no cooking is necessary. This fragrant gift can be stored in a cool, dry place for up to one month. Be sure to include these cooking directions with it: Bring 3 cups water to a boil; add 1 1/2 cups rice mixture. Cook 18 minutes or until rice is tender; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt.
2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
4 cups uncooked jasmine rice
1 cup golden raisins
1 cup shelled pistachios
1 tablespoon curry powder
2 teaspoons dried curry leaves
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
How to Make It
Spread rind evenly on a plate; set aside for 1 hour or until dry.
Combine rind and remaining ingredients in a large zip-top bag, turning bag until mixture is blended. Place 1 1/2 cups rice mixture into each of 4 containers. Seal tightly.
Note: Nutritional analysis includes 1/2 teaspoon salt added for cooking.