Mother’s day is just around the corner and that means it’s time to show appreciation for all the sacrifices our mothers have made for us over the years. What better way to express your love than to share with her your culinary creativity! That’s why Mahatma® Rice is here to inspire you with recipes that will help you convey just how much your mom means to you!

History of Mother’s Day Celebration

Before we dive into the recipes, let’s take a look at how this special day in the calendar came to pass. The celebration of Mother’s Day can be traced all the way back to the early 1900s. It is a day set aside to honor and appreciate mothers and mother figures for their unconditional love and selflessness.

Origins of Mother’s Day

Did you know that Mother’s Day has ancient origins? Well, it’s true! Early celebrations date back to ancient Greek and Roman times. The modern concept of Mother’s Day in the United States was initiated by Anna Jarvis in the early 20th century. Jarvis worked tirelessly to establish a national day to recognize the sacrifices and contributions of mothers to their families and society. Today, Mother’s Day is celebrated in various countries around the world, albeit on different dates and with unique traditions. Here in America, it falls on the second Sunday in May, so needless to say, it’s time to get planning!

Mother’s Day Breakfast Feast

Turmeric Breakfast Jasmine Rice Bowl with Quinoa, Sweet Potatoes, Avocado and Hard-Boiled Eggs
Turmeric Breakfast Rice Bowl

What better way to put a smile on your mother’s face first thing in the morning than with a delicious homemade breakfast? Well, this Turmeric Breakfast Rice Bowl will do just that! Made with Mahatma® Jasmine with Red & Wild Rice, this recipe is a great way to bring fragrance and flavor to mom’s morning. 

Appetizers to Delight Mom

Whether you’re planning to make lunch or dinner for Mom, one way to make the feast extra special is to prepare tasty and tantalizing appetizers to get her excited about the meal to come. These Wild Rice and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are a great way to kick things off. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a lighter option, this Spicy Southwest Rice Salad will help whet the appetite. Made with fluffy Mahatma® Basmati Rice it’s a refreshing salad option elevated by the addition of crumbled feta. 

Best Mains for Mother’s Day

Then, for the main course, it’s time to pull out all the stops! This Chipotle Arroz con Pollo is the kind of meal every mom deserves to have on Mother’s Day. Made with tender chicken legs and herb-infused rice, it’s a comforting and satisfying dish she’ll truly love. 

Alternatively, if your mom favors vegetarian main dishes, then this Grilled Veggie Burrito Rice Bowl will dazzle and delight in equal measure. Made with a blend of carefully selected roasted vegetables, this dish is exploding with flavor. Don’t be surprised if this recipe becomes a Mother’s Day favorite for future celebrations!

Grilled Vegetable Burrito Bowl

Special Mother’s Day Dessert Recipe

To cap your Mother’s day feast off, it’s important to bring something extra special to the table for dessert. That’s where this delectable recipe for Horchata Ice Cream comes in. Cool, creamy, and refreshing, it’s the perfect cold dessert to satisfy Mom’s sweet tooth after her meal. On the other hand, if you’re looking to add a little international flair to your dessert game check out these 8 Rice Desserts from Around The World. One thing’s for sure, you won’t be short of inspiration!

How to Host the Perfect Mother’s Day Celebration

Now that you’ve got plenty of food for thought in terms of recipe ideas, let’s take a look at how you can make your celebration one your mom will always remember. Here are a few simple ideas that can make all the difference.

Presentation and Table Decor

  • A thoughtful presentation of your meal is a great way to elevate the occasion. Source a bouquet of your mom’s favorite flowers and use this as the centerpiece of your meal.
  • Decorate the dining room with balloons and streamers according to her favorite colors.

Planning Ahead

  • Set the scene with some nice ambient music. Consult with family members on what songs your mother likes best and create a playlist.
  • Set up a group chat with all your family members in order to organize a time and place that suits everyone. Mom will enjoy the day even more if she’s surrounded by all her loved ones. 
  • For the best Mother’s Day gift ideas, ask for advice from friends and family. Alternatively, if you want to treat your mom to an extra special gift, why not get all the family to club together.

Honoring Mom: Mother’s Day and Beyond

Mother’s day provides us with the perfect excuse to spoil mom. Few people have more impact and influence on our lives than the women who brought us all into the world in the first place. At Mahatma® Rice, we believe that family matters, so make this Mother’s day one to remember. 

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