Heat a pot; add the onion and garlic and fry them in their own water for a while, until golden. Then add red chilli powder and 1 glass water. Add the tomatoes, the black pepper, salt and the date paste. Then add the rice and 2 – 3 more glasses of water. Boil until the rice is almost ready. Then add olives and finally add the basil and turn the heat off.
Serves 3 – 4