First gather the ingredients. Ignore that I forgot to add the bay leaf or olive oil in photo~
For a small batch:
1 can tomato sauce 8 oz.(250 mls) (this is not the condiment put on hamburgers or hotdogs but this)*
1/2 of a mid size onion cut into thin strips.
1-2 bay leaves depending on size(yes I embellished the reality of my photo)
1-2 garlic cloves
1 cup rice (250 mls)
2 cups water(500 mls)
olive oil a tablespoon or so(15 mls)
Put the oil in the pan and add the onions and allow to saute for a minute or two.
Then add the rice. Saute the rice and onions for a few minutes on medium heat. Once a few of the rice grains brown then add the tomato sauce and water. I add the sauce first, then pour the water in the can to make sure I use all of the tomato sauce.
Stir one time after you add the liquid, toss in the bay leaf and the garlic. I put the garlic on a toothpick so I can find it when the Spanish rice is completely cooked.
Now this step is key...put a lid on the rice and do not stir! Keep the rice on medium heat for ten or so minutes then reduce to low for several more minutes.
Remove the bay leaf and garlic and serve.Dinner is served! Turkey burritos with beans and Spanish rice. Serve with shredded cabbage, limes and salsa.
* in some countries, what Americans refer to as ketchup is called tomato sauce. As the farm has readers from around the globe I thought I would share this.