Total Time
20mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is the way my suegra used to make rice every day in Costa Rica.

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic, but don't let it brown.
  3. Add rice and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Add 2 cups water, cook uncovered and get a strong boil going for a couple of minutes.
  5. Add carrots and salt to taste, reduce heat to low and cover for 10 minutes.
Most Helpful

I made this rice dish to accompany chicken marinated in Costa Rican Marinade. The rice was very, very bland even after adding chopped onion while sauteing the garlic. DH and I agreed the flavor could have used more depth. Perhaps substituting chicken stock for the water would have helped? I'm sorry, but we didn't care for this recipe.

MarthaStewartWanabe July 30, 2010