The colors and flavors in this dish bring ordinary rice to life!
Rinse and drain rice. Heat ghee or oil in a heavy-bottomed pot. Add fennel seeds and toast until lightly browned. Add rice, water, raisins, whole cloves, cinnamon stick, cardamom pods, and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, covered for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, toast almonds and coconut in a dry skillet until golden brown. When rice is fully cooked, fluff with a fork. Gently stir in almonds, coconut, grated carrots, and peas. (The hot rice softens the carrots and peas while preserving maximum nutrition.) Serve hot.