Meal / Course: Side Dish
Rice Around the World: Mexican
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Preparation Method: Quick and Easy
Special Diets: Low-Cholesterol
Servings: Makes 6 servings.
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, peeled, seeded, and chopped
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin seed
Melt butter in 2- to 3-quart saucepan. Add rice and cook over moderate heat until golden, stirring often. Add onion, pepper and garlic; cook until onion is soft but not brown. Stir in tomato; cook 30 seconds longer. Add broth and cumin. Bring to a boil; stir once or twice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Salt to taste.