1. Heat a bit of oil (I use coconut) in a pot on medium heat and add a tiny (less than 1/8 cup total amount) of currants or raisins, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cardamom (about 4 pods), red chili powder, cinnamon, pepper, and salt to taste and stir continuously for 40 seconds.
2. Add 1 1/8 cup vegetable broth or water and 1/2 cup long grain brown rice and stir again.
3. Let it come to a boil and stir once more. Then, reduce the heat to low, cover the pot and leave it be for 20-30 minutes.
4. Remove it from the heat and let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes,