Prepare 2 cups of basmati or long grain rice. Wash it at least 2 times with running water. Drain. Soak the rice in 4 cups of water at least for 15 mnts. Drain and sieve.
In a medium heat. Prepare 2.25 cups of water (room temp) in a sauce pan. Add in 1 tsp of ground turmeric
Add in 5-6 whole cloves
Add in 2.5 cm of cinnamon stick
Add in 3 bay leaves
Add in 1 tsp of salt. If you like, you can also add in 3 green cardamom pods. Unfortunately I dont have one right now
Add in the drained rice into the sauce-pan
Add in 2.5 tbsp of margarine (or ghee if you prefer)
See how beautiful is the color!
Once the water starts to boil, cover with a lid. Do not open the lid for the next 20 mnts.
Turn off the heat. Leave the lid on and let it rest for 10 mnts. After 10 mnts, you open the lid and find the magical beautiful aroma flying out from your sauce-pan
Sometimes if you set the heat on high, you may find this beautiful ad crunchy crust in the bottom. Well, I like it very much :) it's salty, tasty and yummy too!
Transfer it to a bowl and now is ready to be served with any main you have :) enjoy