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Spanish Rice

Ingredients

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  • 2 T oil or butter
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1/2 onion, sliced thinly into half-rings
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 8 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water or broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper, each

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice in a colander and shake well to remove as much water as possible.
  2. Heat the oil or butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add the rice. Stir until the grains are coated in oil and looking shiny.
  3. Add the onion and garlic.
  4. Continue stirring until some of the grains are lightly toasted.
  5. Add the tomato sauce, water and seasonings.
  6. Bring to boil, stir, then cover, reduce the heat, and simmer 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat but leave the lid on and let the rice chillax for 5-10 minutes before fluffing it up.

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