Posted on Sunday, April 28, 2024 in Side Recipes

Portuguese (JAG) Rice & Beans Recipe

Portuguese (JAG) rice and beans recipe, a flavorful Cape Verdean dish blending rice, beans, onions, tomatoes, and spices, reflecting Portuguese and African influences.
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Portuguese (JAG) Rice & Beans Recipe


Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In 45 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 medium onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon tomato paste3 cups water1 1/2 cups rice, uncooked2 bay leaves1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika1 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon salt1 (15 ounce can) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil1/2 medium onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, minced1 tablespoon tomato paste3 cups water1 1/2 cups rice, uncooked2 bay leaves1/2 tablespoon smoked paprika1 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon salt1 (15 ounce can) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
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Preparation

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, add olive oil.
  2. Once heated, add onions and cook until softened and lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  4. Add tomato paste and scrape the bottom of the pan using a wooden spoon, loosening up any browned bits from the bottom.
  5. Add water, rice, bay leaves, and spices to the pan and bring to boil.
  6. Reduce to simmer and cook until rice is soft and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add kidney beans and cook until heated through, about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Fluff with fork before serving.

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