6 servings

2 tablespoons CRISCO all-vegetable oil
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 small onion, halved lengthwise & thinly sliced
2 cups water
2 tablespoons raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Heat oil in large saucepan. Add rice and onion.
Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly until golden brown. Add water, raisins, salt, cloves, bay leaf, cardamon and pepper.
Heat to boiling. Cover and reduce heat. Simmer 20-25 minutes, or until rice is tender. Remove and discard cloves and bay leaf.