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Wash the rice in several changes of cold water until the water runs clear, then drain using a sieve and set aside.
Heat the ghee in a large, heavy-based pan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, fry the onion, bay and whole spices for 10-12 mins, or until golden.
Remove half the onion from the pan and set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper to keep it crispy.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the salt and rice to the pan with the remaining onion. Gently toast the rice for 30 seconds, then pour in 800ml of boiling water and stir to ensure the rice hasn’t stuck to the bottom of the pan. Add the chillies.
Increase the heat to high and cook, uncovered, for 5 mins, or until most of the water has been absorbed. Once you notice small holes appearing on the surface of the rice, reduce the heat to low and gently stir once. Cover the pan with a lid and cook for 12-15 mins. Take off the heat and leave to rest for 5 mins, still covered. Gently fluff up with a fork and garnish with the crispy onions before serving.