Heat oil in a heavy cooking pot. Sauté garlic and onions for 3 minutes. Add rice and sauté another 5 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients, cover and bring to a boil. Simmer over a medium-low flame for 45 to 50 minutes or until rice is tender. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 minutes cover. Remove cover and place in a serving bowl.
Per serving - 267 calories, 9 gram fat (29% calories from fat), 5 gram protein, 45 gram carbohydrate, 7 gram fiber, 0 milligram cholesterol, 387 milligram sodium