I bought some precut veggies - cabbage, french beans, shredded carrots. I put them in a microwave friendly bowl with 3/4 cloves, a stick of cinnamon and a couple of cardamoms. I added a couple of tablespoons of oil. I let the veggies "fry" for 2 minutes.
I then added a cup of washed rice with 2 cups of water. I let it microwave for 18 mins, stirring every few minutes. That's it!
I then made a raita. I added the seeds of 1 pomogranate to a cup of yogurt. I added some sugar and some salt. Mixed it all together and had a yummy accompaniment to the rice!