Use a regular sized coffee mug (not one of those giant ones, just a regular size). and fill it with rice (not rinsed, anything).
Pour some canola oil in the skillet, about..two passes. Not too much, but enough to coat all the grains nicely
Medium high heat, brown the rice until it's just lightly golden and toasty. About halfway through you can add in some fine chopped onion and fresh garlic about a mediumish minced clove to brown along with the rice.
Then add two of those same coffee mugs full of water.
Add about 1/2 - 3/4 small can of tomato sauce.
Season: salt, pepper to taste (taste it). If you didn't add the garlic, then add about 1/2 tsp garlic powder, and about 1/4 tsp of ground cumin. (if you used the fresh garlic, omit the powder)
Cover tightly, cook for about 18-20 minutes on low heat. Don't disturb, don't lift the lid.