Make this Aromatic Onion Rice Pilaf in just 20 minutes and enjoy a blend of sweet, savory, warm spices including cinnamon, clove, cumin, and cardamom. Thinly sliced, sautéed onions add a sweet bite to this delectable side.
Prepare rice according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cardamom (if using), cinnamon, cumin, and cloves. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute, until fragrant and heated through. Add onions and sauté until golden, about 10 minutes.
Add salt and rice to saucepan. Cook until heated through, stirring to combine. Serve on lettuce leaves, if using.