This has been on the to-do list for WAY too long. I used to just buy a packet, add water, cook, and be done. But, since I have been cutting back on as packaged foods as possible, I wanted to give this a try tonight since I had all the ingredients on hand. It actually wasn’t too bad time-wise, just a little extra prep work. And, it turned out really good, my husband was really impressed and he’s been hard to please lately!
What you need:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup long grain rice*
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups chicken broth*
1 pound tomatoes, diced in food processor
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon salt
*Note: Check the liquid to rice ratio recommended on the package of rice you are using and adjust rice and chicken broth quantity as needed
How to make it:
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Pour rice into skillet to brown. Stir in the onion and garlic, stirring continuously, until onions become translucent.
Meanwhile, add chicken broth, tomatoes, and all seasonings to a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer.
Stir rice mixture into the liquid. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and cover.
Simmer while covered for 20-25 minutes, or until rice is fully cooked.