Posted on Friday, November 13, 2015 in Side Recipes

Portuguese Rice Recipe

How to make Portuguese rice.
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Portuguese Rice Recipe


Preparation time 10 min
Cooking Time 30 min
Ready In 40 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings6

Ingredients

1⁄4 cup canola oil1 yellow onion, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, minced3 cups long grain white rice, washed and drained4 cups boiling water1 bay leaf2 medium tomatoes, chopped1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 cup canola oil1 yellow onion, finely chopped3 garlic cloves, minced3 cups long grain white rice, washed and drained4 cups boiling water1 bay leaf2 medium tomatoes, chopped1⁄2 teaspoon salt
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Preparation

  1. In a 4-quart pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions and garlic and stir-fry until golden.
  3. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly toasted and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Add the water, bay leaf, tomatoes and salt and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover and reduce the heat so that the rice just simmers.
  6. Cook undisturbed until tender, about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and let stand covered without stirring for 10 minutes.
  8. Fluff with a fork, discard the bay leaf, and serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Emeril Lagasse, foodnetwork.com
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Shirley
Shirley
Love rice, I follow my mother's recipe, the same as above with these additions: chopped red bell pepper, 1 bay leaf, 1 clove. This makes 3 meals for me. I've also used leftovers to stuff bell peppers.
1 year ago, Sunday, September 11, 2022
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Eddy
Thank you for the tips Shirley.
1 year ago, Sunday, September 11, 2022
Eileen
Eileen
Hi Eddy my sister in law used make a rice with kale and kidney beans that I loved but I’ve never quite figured how to make??? Do you think anyone would have a recipe like that?? Thanks and thanks for everything you do!🙏🙏
2 years ago, Friday, February 18, 2022
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Eddy

Hi Eileen, I do have a similar one, just add kale to taste: https://portugueserecipes.ca/recipe/1019/26/Portuguese-Bean-Rice-Recipe

2 years ago, Friday, February 18, 2022
Maria
Maria
Love this rice!
2 years ago, Friday, February 18, 2022
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Eddy
Great to know Maria.
2 years ago, Friday, February 18, 2022
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