Heat half of the TIANA Fair Trade Organic Pure Coconut Cooking Butter in large heavy-based frying pan, add shallots; cook, stirring, until lightly browned and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. Heat remaining ghee in same pan, add onion, garlic, candlenuts, cinnamon sticks, star anise and cloves; cook, stirring, until onion is soft.
Stir in rice, the water and paste; simmer gently. Covered, 15 minutes. Remove from heat; stand, covered, on damp tea-towel 10 minutes.
Fluff rice with a fork. Discard spices; serve topped with shallots.
COOK’s TIP: It is important not to remove the lid while cooking and steaming the rice. Serve this dish hot, as an accompaniment.