Soak the rice, cloves and cinnamon sticks in 2 cups of water and let sit for a couple of hours. this step is optional and it's my own method for cooking rice.
When the 2 hours have passed, pour the remaining 4 cups of water into a medium (4 L) iron or cast aluminum pot. Add in the rice (including the water in which it was soaking, cinnamon and cloves). Add the salt