This literally means “soup of rice”; however, in this soup the liquid is totally absorbed by the ingredients. The dish is also called Mexican Rice.
Lightly brown the rice in hot oil in a large saucepan, stirring constantly. Arrange onion, green pepper, and tomato on top of the rice. Add the liquid, salt, and pepper, and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook covered for 1 5 to 20 minutes, or until rice has absorbed the liquid and is tender. For a variation, add pieces of cooked meat, garbanzo beans, or peas. Allow guests to add Salsa Picante to suit themselves.