Rice, 1 cup,

Butter, 11/2 tablespoons, Salt, 1 tablespoon, Stewed tomatoes, 1 cup, Chopped onion, 1, small, Grated Parmesan cheese.

Carefully pick and wash the rice, and put it into a saucepan of boiling water, add the salt, and boil until tender.

Drain, and cover, and set at the side of the fire to steam for 5 minutes.

Put the butter and chopped onion into a saucepan and cook slowly until well browned. Add the stewed tomatoes, season to taste, and simmer for half an hour. Then take it from the fire, pour it over the rice, sprinkle over thickly with grated Parmesan cheese, and send to the table.