April 08, 2013

Rice

Brazilian style rice is very taste. When you start cooking, the good smell will bring everybody to the kitchen!

servings: 5 to 6
time: 40 minutes


Ingredients
2 cups long grain rice (white)
4 cups water
½ finely chopped onion
3 minced garlic cloves
1 tbs. olive or vegetable oil or butter
1 tsp. salt

Directions
1 – Wash and rinse the rice and set aside.
2 – In a saucepan, heat the oil and add the onion. Saute until onion is almost translucent.
3 – Add garlic, stirring, and saute for 1 minute.
4 – Put rice and salt. Mix.
5 – Add water and mix well. Let the rice cook until the water evaporates from the top. At this point, cover the pan and lower the temperature to the minimum.
6 – Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, approximately, until rice is soft but not mushy.

Tips and Options
  • To see if rice is done, taste during cooking. If necessary, add a more water.
  • Use leftovers to make baked rice. Add tomato, cheese, corn, olives, peas... and bake to melt the cheese.
  • If you want to change the amount, the proportion in relation to water is always half: 1 cup rice for 2 cups water.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Arroz.

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