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Quick Mexican Rice

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1 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon bacon drippings
1 can (8 1/4 oz.) stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup Minute rice

Cut onion in half. Finely chop 1 half. Cut the other half in very thin slices. Mash garlic with salt to make a paste.

Heat bacon drippings in a medium saucepan. Add chopped onion and garlic paste. Cook and stir until onion is tender. Add stewed tomatoes, chicken broth, chili powder and cumin. Mash tomatoes with a masher or the back of a spoon. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in rice and sliced onion.

Cover and let stand over very low heat 15-20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Use an asbestos heat diffuser if necessary to maintain very low heat.

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This recipe is so easy it's almost embarrassing! I usually double the recipe when fixing it for my family.

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