Whenever we go out to eat at a Mexican restaurant I ALWAYS get rice and beans on the side. Most of the time I hardly touch the beans but I devour the rice! It seriously is the best rice ever! I have tried to no end to try to recreate it at home and every time I always end up disappointed. Then I found this recipe on Favorite Family Recipes and I was so happy I did. It tastes just like the stuff made in the restaurants!
1 cup long grain rice
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
Over medium heat heat oil. Add rice and stir gently until rice is light brown (about 2 minutes).
Add minced garlic, salt and cumin and continue to stir until rice is golden brown.
Add tomato sauce, chicken broth and cilantro. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a boil.
Turn heat to low and allow to simmer. Cover and allow to cook 20-25 minutes.