A South Indian Bhat recipe uses an easy homemade spice blend. I am sharing 2 ways of making the rice but I am sure you will come up with more options. Try it!
The kids were okay with the cookies but my best compliment (which are very very very rare in coming) was from my husband after he came back from work he found the cookies lying on the table after he ate them he asked me where I brought them from. Yippee!