- 1 tablespoon lard or corn oil
- 1/3 cup minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands Garlic powder
- 1/2 bay leaves, whole
- 1/2 cup seeded, diced tomatoes
- 1 cup long grain rice
- 1 teaspoon Spice Islands sea salt
- 2 cups boiling water
How to Make It
Heat lard over medium heat in a 2-quart saucepan. Add onion, garlic powder, bay leaf and tomatoes. Sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are transparent. Add rice and salt; cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour boiling water over rice and cook for 5 minutes on high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer (about 20 minutes) until rice is fluffy and tender and liquid is absorbed.