Brazilian Pepper-Scented Rice

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by kitty.rock

Simple and delicious, this dish makes use of highly aromatic peppers, adding a level of sophistication to even the simplest of meals. When making this dish, use the habañero pepper whole if you want less heat, and dice it if you like more heat. Since habañero peppers are immensely hot, you cook with them to flavor the rice, but most palates are uncomfortable eating these peppers whole. From

Top Review by Lucky in Bayview

Just right! Really liked this recipe. Cooking the pepper whole added a subtle but not boring flavor. So nice for a change. I'll be making this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the oil into a large saucepan and heat for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and rice.
  3. Fry gently, stirring for about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the chili pepper, hot water, and salt. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the rice is soft and the water has been absorbed.
  6. Remove the chili pepper and serve.

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