A wonderful accompaniment to all curries. Also a great base for a magical fried rice!
Thoroughly wash rice until liquid runs clear, being sure NOT to bruise or crush the rice grains while washing.
Place into rice cooker and cover with water. I place my fingertips touching the rice and allow water level to reach my first knuckle, which gives a fluffy rice, not overloaded with too much water.
Immerse saffron in 1 Tblsp hot water & add to the rice cooker along with cardamon pods, cloves and cinnamon.
Allow to cook to al dente and remove from cooker.
Discard pods, cloves and quill.
Another alternative, for a richer rice, is to use chicken stock instead of water.
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