A buttery rice accompaniment - just right for a curry or a braised/stewed meat dish. You could add to the basic recipe; toasted almonds to the completed dish, Cayenne pepper, Saffron or add some sultanas before popping it in the oven to cook.
Preheat oven to 160 degree celsius (325F).
Melt the butter over medium heat and gently sauté the onion and garlic without colouring.
Add the rice and ensure all grains are coated with the butter.
Add the hot stock and bay leaf and bring to boil.
Cover and cook in preheated oven for approximately 20 mins or until cooked.
When done, season to taste.