Wash rice and soak in warm saltwater 1,5-2 hours. Cut meat in small pieces and sear in hot oil. Add sliced onions, after a few minutes put in carrot strips and salt. Add 1:1 water, spices, and unpeeled garlic cloves. Stew on low heat for 25-30 minutes. Add rice and cook uncovered until water evaporates. When ready, remove garlic, mix rice and serve in a mound on a large platter. Arrange the garlic on top.