Perfect Brazilian Buttery Rice

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a more unusual way of preparing white rice, but it is guaranteed to be perfect every time.


  1. In a pot, melt 1 tbs of butter.
  2. Add 1 cup white rice and fry it, almost continuously stirring with a spatula until some rice grains begin to brown (watch carefully, it can burn easily at this point).
  3. Quickly add 2 cups of boiling water (this will create a giant puff of hot steam).
  4. Add salt, if using.
  5. Cook with the heat on high until it starts boiling.
  6. Put the lid on, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed.
  7. Wait 5 minutes with the heat off, keeping the pot covered.
  8. Serve and enjoy!


Most Helpful

I must confess, this is how I always make rice! Sometimes I use oil rather than butter, but it's always nicer with butter!!! Works perfectly every time. Thank you Annya, I made this rice to go with your recipe#174997, we enjoyed a fabulous dinner!!! Made for PAC Spring 2012

Karen Elizabeth April 13, 2012

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