A good and simple flavoured Gulf Arabian rice dish which is standard accompaniment to most Gulf meals. Good with Recipe #372093 or Recipe #418079 among others. This dish may be made into yellow rice by adding 3/4 tsp turmeric for colour and is also very good with a chicken stock cube added to the water for more flavour. I recently made this with homemade stock and added some pine nuts to the onions near the end of cooking time until they were golden, it was really tasty. Modified from, The Complete Middle East Cookbook by Tess Mallos.