Costa Rican White Rice

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by cindymancini2000

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

Top Review by MarthaStewartWanabe

I made this rice dish to accompany chicken marinated in Recipe #305170. 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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  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.

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