The rice spice mixture from Classic Ayurveda goes very well with basmati rice and refines every rice dish. The mixture was developed by Udo Schneider, my Ayurveda gourmet cook teacher.Ideal for everyday cooking when there is neither knowledge of spices nor much time to cook. Also a good tip for canteen and restaurant eaters! Just take it with you to work. Basmati rice is definitely not a side dish.