This rice recipe is DEElicious! Someone commented on one of the Brazilian recipes that I posted the other day, and left this recipe. It sounded good, so I decided to try it tonight. I made a rotisserie chicken in our rotisserie oven (YUM!) and made this rice to go along with it. A definite keeper. Will be making this one again and again. The only thing I'll change about it will be, the next time, I'll use chicken broth, rather than water for the liquid.
Vegetable (or canola) oil - enough to cover the bottom of a sauce pan
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups rice
Heat oil over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic in hot oil, season with salt, cook until the garlic starts to turn slightly brown. Add rice and stir well. Cover rice with very HOT water, about 1/2 inch above the rice (I used chicken broth and it gave it a ton more flavor). Bring to a hard boil. Cover and turn off heat. DO NOT take cover off from rice. Rice should steam for about 20 - 30 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve with your favorite entree.