"White rice is the main side dish made in Brazil. This is the way my mom would make it and taught my sister and I. What makes this so different is that we fry it in oil with minced onion and garlic before adding water. You can also use part water, part chicken broth. The secret is to not let it overcook because it should come out loose and not sticky." — Nandabear
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This simple little twist on basic white rice is like putting whipped cream and a cherry on an ice cream sundae. It's still the same, but delightfully enhanced. To give the recipe it's proper chance, I made it exactly as written--with the exception of using olive oil for the vegetable oil-- and we were simply delighted. There will be other opportunities in the future to play with it, assuming I'd even want to. I served this with "Baked Orange Roughy with Veggies" (also from this site) and sauteed baby spinach. Perfect.
What a simple but savory way to make rice! I followed the recipe exactly, except I had no onion and subbed a shallot, and the instructions and timing are perfect--my rice wasn't sticky! The flavor is delicious as is, but this will become a base for other dishes, with endless possibilities for additions. Thank you for sharing a family treasure, Nandabear.
This is a perfect way to change up regular old rice. I didn/t measure the onions and used 3 smallish cloves of garlic and it was perfect! Wonderful that it didn't stick together! I will make this all the time! I did add a splash of veingar to mine as I ate it.....I am just wierd like that! Thanks Nanda!
Nanda, I'm so happy to be the very first to review your recipe! My rice loving kids gave this an immediate thumbs up. I halved the rice; basmati in this case, but kept the garlic and onion amounts the same. Also replaced the veg oil with evoo. This went great with the pepper steak I made. Thank so much darlin'!!
Very nice & simple rice dish. I soaked some brown basmati rice, for a little health touch, then cooked as directed in the recipe, using a bit of extra chicken broth I had with the water. Did a little fusion cooking tonight serving Brazilian rice with Cherry Chicken Lettuce Wraps and they went well together. Thanks for the recipe, Nandabear!
WOW!! This was a VERY nice way to jazz up white rice! I usually only buy brown rice but this was suggested to me so I bought white rice to try it! I followed the recipe as is and it turned out perfect! My hubs kept telling me how wonderful it smelled while I was cooking it! So glad Crazy Cat Lady "CCL" and K-dub recommened this to me because honestly I would haven't come across the dish myself! I'll be making this dish again!! :)
I made this for my clients and they really liked it! I didn't get to taste it, but they gave it the thumbs up! Thanks for a great recipe!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Brazilian White Rice
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 33
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