I'll start with simple stuff, 'cause typing on the iPad is a pain.
Grate carrots. Chop Thai green chilis fine. Heat a little ghee (clarified butter) or oil. Add a few cashews and fry till pale brown. Take off heat, add the chilis and add to carrots. Squeeze a little lime or lemon juice (key lime works well too) and add salt to taste.
You can make this with any leftover long grain rice.
Heat oil or ghee. When hot, add black mustard seeds, and let pop. Add curry leaves ( if you can find it), a dried red chili or two, a little turmeric, and fry another 30 seconds or so. Add cooked plain rice, salt and lemon juice to taste. Separately, fry in a little ghee, some golden raisins. They'll plump up. Add some pieces of cashews or roasted peanuts ( traditional is peanuts, but I don't like them, so I use cashews), and brown slightly. Add to the rice before serving.
More later, if you ladies want.