Different Countries cook with different spices, and different ingredients. Mexico for example uses a lot of Garlic, Onion, Cumin, Chile Powder, Mexican Oregano (Cilantro), Ancho Chile Powder, and Epazote. While India uses a lot of Garam (hot) masala, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Black pepper, Curry leaves, Chilly, Cardamom Pods, Ginger, Tamarind, and Fenugreek. As you can seemuch different spices. They both use rice. If you take white rice and add each countries different spices you will get each countries unique tastes!