1 small can of tomato paste
1/4C diced onion
2 cloves fresh garlic (can use 1t of minced garlic)
1/4t black pepper
Using a non-stick pan, place rice (must be rinsed and dryed) in the pan
using a low to medium flame. You will need to continually stir the rice to
avoid burning and insure that the rice browns.
Once the rice is browned add water. The water should be 1 inch above the
surface of the rice.
Add the diced onions, the garlic (if whole cloves used you will need to
crush), black pepper and the tomato paste. Stir throughly and bring to a
Lower flame to simmer and cover the pan.
The rice should not take more than 15 minutes depending on the flame.
I have used this recipe in an attempt to remove the fat from homestyle
mexican food (I was raised on). The rice tastes just as good if not better
than the traditional spanish rice which calls for frying the rice.