-Garlic -Yellow Onion -Cooking Oil -Long Grain White Rice -Chili Powder
-Ground Cumin -Petite Diced Tomatoes -Tomato Paste -Vegetable Broth -Salt
Start by mincing cloves of garlic and finely dicing an onion.
Add the onion and garlic to a sauce pot with cooking oil. Sauté over medium until the onions are soft and translucent.
Add long grain white rice, chili powder, and cumin to the pot.
Cook and stir the rice and spices for a couple of minutes more to slightly toast the rice and spices.
Add petite diced tomatoes (with juices), tomato paste, vegetable broth, and salt to the pot. Stir to combine and dissolve any spices stuck to the bottom of the pot.
Place a lid on the pot, turn the heat up to high, and allow the broth to come up to a full boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low (or lightly above low) to bring the broth down to a gentle simmer.
Let the rice gently simmer for 20 minutes without stirring or lifting the lid. After 20 minutes, remove the pot from the heat (lid still on) and let the rice rest for 5 minutes. This is what it looks like after simmering.
Fluff the rice with a fork to redistribute the diced tomatoes, which float to the top as the rice simmers.