Brazilian Rice

"We love rice and this rice came from a friend who keeps a container of it in her fridge. She serves it with every meal."
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Ready In:




  • Wash and drain rice.
  • Set aside.
  • Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
  • Add tomatoes, rice, salt, pepper and water or broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Bring heat to medium.
  • Cook until all bubbles on surface have disappeared.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.

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  1. EURrosa1
    If you like this, you should try it the way my mother used to make. Just use lots of onions, diced. Stir fry them until they are transparent and follow the rest of the recipe. I used to be the first to dig in, since I love the onions that float to the top! Brings back childhood memories...
  2. moe13a
    A great recipe, and what makes it better is that it is so easy and direct. I used diced tomatoes from the can (drained) and it came out just perfect, used chicken broth (which I think is necessary), and I doubled the garlic. A great authentic dish, may want to add some Latin spices but it's just perfect just the way it is!
  3. m82passos
    This is probably a delicious recipe but it is definitely not a Brazilian recipe! I was born in and grew up in Brazil. Married to a Brazilian and have eaten many variations of rice all over Brazil. But never one like this!
  4. Songbirdmeadows
    I've been making this recipe now for many years. I can't even say exactly how long. I've lived in my current house now for 11 years and I started making it in my former house. So it's been a while. This is our favorite go to rice recipe. When my girls come home it's the one they always ask for. I have done so much with this rice. I've added beans too it, i've added vegetables to it. I've just done so much. So after all these years I figured it was time to find it online again and give it a rating LOL
  5. paula.lima84
    I am brazilian and I can tell you: this is not brazilian rice. For an authentic brazilian rice, don't add tomato and black pepper....


  1. Baby Kato
    So quick and easy to make TLu. We loved this flavorful dish. My picky dh ate most of it himself. Made exactly as written, it couldn't have been any better. I used chicken broth instead of water. It was the perfect accompaniment for entre (pork tenderloin). Thanks so much for sharing, I will be making this delicious rice again. :)
  2. Montana Heart Song
    I prepared the recipe as written and then added 1 tsp chili powder and 1 4oz. can mild chopped green chilies. I used a microwave rice cooker, water instead of broth. This was very good. Thanks for posting!



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