Spiced Rice

1/2 c basmati rice
1 c water
3 inch cinnamon stick
3 cloves
3/4 t salt
1 tbsp vegetable oil

Rinse rice until water is clear. Cover with water 3 inches above rice and let soak for 30 minutes. Drain and rinse.

In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 15 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove spices. Serve hot.