My stomach is used to this but yours may never be the same. I'm only happy to forgo the peeled grape shoving-into-your-mouth-in-the-sixty-seconds-between-11:59p-and-12midnight-to-prove-who-has-the-most-luck-this-year-and-who-will-go-forth-and-multiply-small-humans. That's right. I don't have New Year with the folks. Whew. Nearly lost that argument, but fortunately, the other siblings can take that great honor. Between you, me, and the Internet, it is a beautiful thing when your sibling fucks up so grandly that being the only unmarried woman of childbearing age in both the Hispanic and Scandi branch doesn't immediately make you the target of everyone's best intentions.
Again. Trust me on this.
But I'll share one new recipe with you. My aunt is allergic to peanuts so I subbed in roasted soy nuts. We also didn't hav red chili on the shelf, so I subbed in tex-mex chili powder and red pepper flakes. Otherwise, here is my most favored yellow rice recipe. Indian and not the woo woo American branch (sorry great granny SheArrow). I also hate raisins which is in this recipe, and my family uses craisins instead because they taste good.
2 tablespoons veggie oil
1 tablespoon mustard seed
1/2 C peanuts
1 tablespoon Turmeric
1/2 tablespoon red chili powder
2 C cooked rice
1/2 C craisins
salt and pepper to taste
In a pot, heat oil and nuts until the peanuts are golden brown. Add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds begin to pop (and jump. this will happen pretty quick), quickly mix in Turmeric and chili powder to toast the flavors together. Toss in the rice and mix in until the rice is yellow. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in Craisins.
This is incredibly good.
Merry Hanukkah and Happy Kwanzaa.