This is delicious when you want a nutty, garlicky rice side dish. It complements chicken, pork, and fish very nicely and is traditionally served with a sprinkling of hot sauce. If you can find authentic molho apimentado (hot sauce madde with bird chiles), all the better!
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- 1In a small saucepan saute the sliced garlic in the olive oil on low heat until garlic is crispy and light golden brown.
- 2Drain garlic on paper towels and reserve 1-1/2 tablespoons of the garlicky olive oil.
- 3In a small skillet, toast pumpkin seeds lightly (they'll begin popping all over the place), then finely mince them.
- 4Set aside.
- 5Transfer the 1-1/2 tablespoons of reserved olive oil to a large saucepan and saute the onion and rice together for about 3 minutes.
- 6Add water and salt, bring to a boil then lower heat, cover and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes or until done and liquid is absorbed.
- 7Serve with minced toasted pumpkin seeds and garlic chips sprinkled on top; provide hot sauce for sprinkling also.
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Nutritional Facts for Brazilian Garlic Rice
Serving Size: 1 (253 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 623.7
- Calories from Fat 275
- Total Fat 30.6 g
- Saturated Fat 4.4 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 12.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 77.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
- Sugars 0.8 g
- Protein 8.6 g