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Doña Carmen's Garlic Rice

Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 2/3 cup)
Fusté was greatly influenced by her mentor, Doña Carmen. This recipe of Carmen's turns ordinary rice into a simple yet flavorful side.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 cups uncooked long-grain rice
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 180
  • caloriesfromfat 6 %
  • fat 1.2 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 3.4 g
  • carbohydrate 37.7 g
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 443 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add rice and garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in 3 1/4 cups water and salt; bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Fluff with a fork before serving.