1. In a pot heat the olive oil and add in the spices. Allow to cook and become fragrant about for about 40 to 60 seconds.
2. Add in the rice and mix to coat in the spices. Pour over the water and mix.
3. Bring to boil uncovered.
4. Once boiling, mix once more and lower to a simmer. Cover the pot.
5. Cook on low flame 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off flame and keep covered another 10 minutes before fluffing with a fork.