|Long grain rice||1 Pound|
|Ground turmeric||1 Teaspoon|
|Chili powder||1 Pinch|
Wash the rice and soak it in cold water for about 30 minutes.
Cook the rice in boiling salted water, with the spices and bay leaf added, until just tender, about 15 minutes.
Dry the rice, uncovered in a moderate oven, 325°F, Gas Mark 3 until the grains are separate and fluffy.