|Vegetable oil||1 tablespoon|
|Medium onion, chopped||½|
|Garlic, minced||2 cloves|
|Long-grain white rice||2 cups|
|Hot water||4 cups|
|Fresh or frozen corn, peas, carrots, or peppers (optional)||½ cup|
- In medium pan, heat oil and sauté onion, garlic, and rice. Add hot water and salt. Bring to a full boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes without stirring. If desired, add vegetables, cover, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Uncover, give rice a full turn and cover again. Turn heat off.
- Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
|Serving Size||½ cup|
|Saturated Fat||Less than 1 g|
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