Rice is nice isn’t it? (Rhetorical.)
Put a scoop of butter and a glug of oil into a saucepan. Add a good tablespoon of garam masala. Fry for a bit.
Add some mixed veg from the freezer. Stir for a bit.
Add 50g rice per person. Measure this rice in cups so you know how “big” it is. Stir it round a bit.
Then add 2.5x as much boiling water as there was rice, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes ish, or until cooked.
Ideally, as it’s rice you shouldn’t poke it too much, but if it looks like it is drying out then add a bit more water. The aim is that you won’t have to drain it at the end, just spoon it out.
Season with salt and black pepper, and squeeze a bit of lemon juice on if you are feeling posh.
Optional: stir in some dessicated coconut, sprinkle with flaked almonds.
Goes well with curry, or just a spoon of thick yogurt. Mmm!