Brazilian style rice is very taste. When you start cooking, the good smell will bring everybody to the kitchen!


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 5 to 6

preparation time: 40 minutes



2 cups long grain white rice

4 cups water

½ finely chopped onion

3 minced garlic cloves

1 tbs. olive or vegetable oil or butter

1 tsp. salt



1 – Wash and rinse the rice and set aside.

2 – In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onion. Sauté until onion is almost translucent.

3 – Add garlic, stirring, and sauté for 1 minute.

4 – Put rice and salt. Mix.

5 – Add water and mix well. Let the rice cook until the water evaporates from the top. At this point, cover the pan and lower the temperature to the minimum.

6 – Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, approximately, until rice is soft but not mushy.


Tips and Options:

  • To see if rice is done, taste during cooking. If necessary, add a more water.
  • Use leftovers to make baked rice. Add tomato, cheese, corn, olives, peas… and bake to melt the cheese.
  • If you want to change the amount, the proportion in relation to water is always half: 1 cup rice for 2 cups water.


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