This is my Lebanese grandmother's recipe. You can use chicken broth in place of the water if desired.
- Saute the spaghetti in the clarified butter or olive oil until light brown. Stir constantly to avoid burning.
- Stir in the uncooked rice, then add the boiling water. Stir and allow to come back to a boil. Cover, turn the heat to low, and simmer until the rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.
- Uncover and fluff the rice gently with a fork. Place in a serving dish and top with the pine nuts and a light sprinkle of ground cinnamon.