3-5 tablespns. oil or melted butter, 3-5 cups water
1 onion, 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 teaspns. salt
Simmer sliced onion in oil (without browning), add salt, boiling water and rice. Cook until rice is about half done, then add tomato hot, and finish cooking slowly without stirring. If convenient, set into the oven after the tomato is added. When the larger quantity of tomato is used, the smaller quantity only of water will be required.
1 1/2 cup sliced celery may be substituted for the onion.
Spanish rice calls for 2-3 cloves of garlic in addition to Pilau with six cups of water and one only of tomato.
Substitute 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cup of macaroni for the rice in pilau. Hominy also may be used in place of rice.