Spanish Rice



Adapted (way adapted) from about.com
(http://mexicanfood.about.com/od/quickmexicanrecipes/r/SpanishRice.htm)
Ours is better. :)


Olive Oil
1 med Onion chopped
3 cloves Garlic smashed and minced
1 c. Bazmatti Rice

1 can (1 3/4c) Chicken Broth
1 tb Tomato Paste

1 tb. dried Basil
1 t. dried Oregano
1 t. dried Thyme
Salt
Pepper

Optional
Chicken Sausage
Parsley


If using sausage, cook it first and set aside.

Heat olive oil in med sauce pan (or deep sided skillet) using med-high heat and add onion and garlic.  Saute for 3 minutes, add rice, saute for 2 more minutes till well coated and turning golden.  If using, add optional sausage, saute 1 minute.  Add broth and tomato paste, then spices.  Bring to boil, then reduce heat and cook covered for 20 minutes.