Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Rice is a part of life in Brazil, it is a part of the culture, and it is something you need to know how to cook when making Brazilian food. Rice in Brazil is seasoned differently to rice in the USA or Europe. Recipe is from A Taste of Brazil blog.


  1. Wash the rice until the water runs clear and set aside to dry. Boil enough water for two cups. Chop the onions and garlic finely. Place a pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once olive oil is heated add the chopped onions and garlic.
  2. Sauté until fragrant; approximately 3 minutes. Add the dry rice to the pan and stir for an additional 3-4 minutes making sure that the rice does not stick to the bottom of the pan. Add the two cups of boiling water to the rice and the salt.
  3. Place a lid on the pan and cook on medium heat for 8 minutes. Decrease the heat to low and cook for another 10-15 minutes, or until the water has all evaporated. If the rice is not cooked yet, add a little bit more water!
Most Helpful

Just love how these simple improvements made such a tasty rice! Who knew? LOL Thanks for sharing, Lavender Lynn!

alligirl August 23, 2014

This recipe turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Lucky in Bayview October 04, 2015

This was the perfect side to the two Brazilian mains I made (one shrimp, one beef)! I really liked the onion in this. Thanks for posting! Made for Culinary Quest I

Muffin Goddess August 29, 2014