TNT: Spanish Rice
I thought I had posted this already but I guess not. I can't remember exactly where I got it so can't give proper credit. =/ I do this all in my rice cooker, but it's just as easily done on the stove-top:
4 Roma tomatoes (I used a can of fire roasted instead)
2 c chicken broth
Whirl in a blender or with an immersion blender. Add enough water so you have 4 cups of liquid total.
2 T butter
2 cloves garlic
Saute until onions are translucent. Add 2 c rice, stirring to coat well. Continue to saute, stirring frequently, until the rice is lightly toasted.
Add the 4 c of broth / tomato / water mixture along with:
1 t kosher salt
1 bay leaf
1 serrano or jalapen pepper, diced fine
2 T tomato paste
Cook until the rice is done.
A favorite addition is some smoked kielbasa-type sausage (like linguica).
We are fed by a food industry which pays no attention to health, and healed by a health industry that pays no attention to food - Wendell Berry