My friend Fabiana taught me how to make this Brazilian way of making rice. It's simple:
Add enough oil in a heated sauce pan to cover the bottom.
Saute some chopped onion (to your taste) until soft, a couple minutes.
Add rice and cook for a minute or so longer until slightly golden, stir to keep from burning.
Then put water and salt, according to the rice package, and cook as directed (usually two cups water and 1 tsp salt for every 1 cup of uncooked rice, brought to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. I always use my Rice Cooker in the microwave.)