Indian Pilau Rice
Wash the rice and soak in cold water for1/2 hour and drain well.
In a heavy based pan melt the ghee or butter over medium heat and fry onions until they are soft but not brown about 5 minutes.
Add the garlic, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon sticks and peppercorns. Stir and fry until the onions are golden brown for 4 minutes.
Add the rice and turmeric, stir and fry for 2 minutes.
Turn heat to low, stir and fry the rice for a further 2-3 minutes.
Add the water and the salt, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes without lifting the lid.
Remove the pan from the heat and keep it undisturbed for a further 10-12 minutes.
Put the pilau rice into a serving platter and garnish with cilantro..
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