Portuguese Chourico, Beans, and Rice

Portuguese Chourico, Beans, and Rice

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Raquel Teixeira 86

"I grew up on chourico, and this dish is a Portuguese comfort food that my mom always made. I took it upon myself to replicate it with a bit more kick, but even with the changes, it reminds me of being a kid. It's such a warm and satisfying dish."
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40 m servings 722 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 722 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 23.7 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 108.6g
  • 35%
  • Protein:
  • 18.6 g
  • 37%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 1434 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring the water to a boil in a pot; stir the rice into the boiling water, reduce heat to low, place cover on the pot, and allow the rice to cook until all the moisture is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  2. As the rice cooks, heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the chourico in the hot oil for 2 minutes. Add the onions and garlic to the sausage and continue cooking until the vegetables are soft and the chourico has browned, 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Stir the tomato sauce into the chourico mixture. Reduce heat to low. Season with the red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; simmer until thoroughly heated, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir the fava beans into the mixture and continue cooking just long enough for the beans to heat, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over rice.


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Please add 2-3 cloves of garlic finely chopped, when frying the onions and chourico. I have asked AR to modify the recipe as it was a mistake to be left out, but hasn't been edited. Enjoy! Also,...

Wife loved it. Like the OP said below, I think it would be better with the garlic added.

Very good! I actually left out the Italian seasoning but this was delicious will make again!

This certainly is comfort food! I had to substitute kidney beans for the fava beans and some jarred spaghetti sauce for the tomato sauce (didn't have all the ingredients in my cupboard). It ca...

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