Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

White rice is the main side dish made in Brazil. Be sure not to let it overcook because it should come out loose and not sticky.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the rice in a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water; set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the rice and stir until the rice begins to brown.
  4. Add the onion and cook for about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden brown being careful not to burn the garlic.
  6. Add the salt.
  7. Pour hot water and chicken broth over rice mixture and stir.
  8. Reduce heat to low, cover the saucepan, and allow to simmer until the water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.
Most Helpful

I used basmati rice cause I didn't have enough of long grain rice. The taste of this rice turned out so good. Thanks Lainey :) Made for the Count Dracula and His Hot Bites for ZWT7

Boomette May 28, 2011

Excellent rice! This was very easy to make and the flavors of the onions and garlic come through nicely. I probably had the heat too low because it needed more time but it came out perfect, nice and fluffy. Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT7-South and Central America.

CJAY June 01, 2011