THE HANGRY CHICKPEA
DICED TOMATO & JALAPENO
Place diced onion into a medium saucepan on medium heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes until onion is soft and translucent. Then add minced garlic and cook for another minute.until you can smell garlic.
Rinse rice in a bowl of water to remove debris and additional starch. 2-3 rounds works well. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!
Toast rice with garlic and onion for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
Add Rotel and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes.
Fluff with a fork, add salt if needed, and serve.