1tbspChicken bouillon cubes or in powder formlow sodium, plus more for seasoning
First heat up the oil in the pan. Add the chopped garlic, and sliced leeks. Cook, stirring occasionally until slightly softened. Season with chicken bouillon cubes or powder, or salt and pepper.
Add cleaned rice, and stir to combine and cook for 2 minutes.
Add water, and whole cloves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently stir the rice mixture and bring to a boil. Once water has almost evaporated, lower the heat and continue cooking the rice covered for about 25 to 30 minutes.
Make this recipe as a side dish or main dish.
Do not add too much water to the rice. The texture will be a bit pasty. You may want to follow the instructions on the packaging or add 1 cup of water for every cup of rice. If you need to add more water, only add by increments of 1/4 cup of water.
Make it with enduie! This homemade condiment will add more flavor. This is not a good option if you're looking for a vegan dish. Enduie is cured of salted pork.
Use chicken broth instead of plain water. Seasoning: chicken bouillon cubes are powdered chicken bouillon.