Rice has always been my favorite food, going to India that didn't change. The best gift my host mother gave to me was her food. The day before I left I walked into the kitchen where she had prepped all the ingredients for my favorite dish of hers, masala rice. She then walked me through step by step how to make it and even waited as I ran to my room for my phone to record. I miss her dearly, but I can still sense the love we shared, even being on the other side of the world.