|Spiced Basmati Rice
12 oz package Vigo Basmati Rice
1 3/4 cups water
one 3 inch cinnamon stick
3 whole cloves
pinches of saffron, 1/8 to ¼ tsp
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 TBS olive oil
Rinse rice in a colander until the water runs clear, transfer to a bowl and add enough water to cover rice by 3 inches, and let the rice soak for 30 minutes. Drain.
In a large heavy saucepan combine rice with the water, cinnamon stick, cloves, salt and oil. Bring to a boil and cook covered over low hear for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Fluff the rice with a fork and serve.