A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
So while I have been under the weather we have been eating
1. Start with a small amount of oil in the skillet. Add 1 diced bell pepper and onion, saute. To this add 3 cups of rice - let it brown, but not burn in the skillet (If it looks to dry add a bit of butter to cook in)
2. In a stock pot add 6 cups of chicken broth (or water with boulion or Better than Boulion - my first choice if I don't have any leftover broth.) Add the rice mixture and stir, then add in one small can of tomato sauce! Let it simmer with the lid on until it is done - you will need to stir it occassionally so the rice doesn't stick to the bottom and watch the water level add some water if the rice isn't done but is starting to run out of liquid.
So there you have my favorite rice in the world. I grew up with beans and cornbread, but in this neck of the woods it is beans and rice - Ole!