One word of caution though, don't think it calls for too little onion and add more (as I once did).
It's pretty much perfect as is!
half of one small onion, diced
clove of garlic, minced
*2 Tblsp lard or chicken fat
2 C long grain rice
2 heaping Tblsp tomato sauce
2 C chicken stock
2 C water
big pinch of salt
- Saute onion in fat for about 5 minutes, add garlic for another minute. *I happened to bake a chicken so I had some chicken fat (which is great in this!), if I don't have that I use olive oil, Carol uses lard.
- Add the rice and stir to coat each grain with the fat.
- Add tomato sauce and stir to coat each grain with the sauce.
- Add stock, water and salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to light simmer, cover and cook until rice is done. Stirring occasionally.