This rice is SO easy, tastes like the stuff that you get at Mexican restaurants, but you control the quality in your ingredients. My mother-in-law Sheree gave me this recipe, which she got from her friend from Mexico, so it really is authentic. This rice is good with any meal, it doesn't have to be a Mexican dish. This rice is good as a side, in burritos, fajitas, etc. If you want to make the rice spicy, slice up a jalapeno like coins,and throw them on top...it will add much heat. If you need to make more of the rice, just double it!
1 c. long grain rice
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp. oil (can use olive oil)
1/2 small onion sliced into thick rings
In a medium pot add oil, and rice. Over medium-high heat, stir rice and oil, until rice turns bright white, that's how you will know when it's ready to add the liquid. In a measuring cup, add tomato sauce and enough water to equal 2 cups. Add to rice, stir, add salt, stir, and then add onion slices to the top. (They will sink onto the rice, and add a pretty touch when rice is done). Cover and let simmer on low for 20 minutes or until rice is done.