Try serving this aromatic side dish with Tandoori Chicken Kebabs.
In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Add onion and carrot; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
Add garlic cloves and ginger; cook 2 minutes.
Add basmati rice, stirring to coat. Add water and coarse salt; bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer; cover, and cook until rice is tender, 17 to 20 minutes (add a little more water if pan becomes dry).