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.
This bright green salsa goes well with just about anything - empanadas, potatoes, vegetables, grilled meats, etc. It's a bit like chimichurri sauce, but without the garlic - scallions add a milder onion flavor instead. Recipe is from About.com South American Food