Using brown rice adds more fiber and is a little easier on the blood sugar if you happen to be a diabetic. This is a different rice to serve with Mexican dishes. This recipe goes especially well with chicken topped mole. The recipe is adapted from a Betty Crocker cookbooklet, March 1994.
- Rinse rice well under running water; drain.
- Cook the onion and garlic in the margarine until tender; stir in drained rice and brown lightly.
- Stir in remaining ingredients, reserving the cilantro.
- Heat to boiling, stirring once or twice; reduce heat, cover and simmer until rice is tender and stock has been absorbed; approximately 40 to 45 minutes.
- Remove from heat; fluff rice lightly with fork; cover and allow to rest for about 5 to 10 minutes.
- Stir in cilantro and serve.