time: 35 minutes
1 cup rice, washed and drained
2 cups water
½ diced onion
3 diced garlic cloves
1 tbs olive oil
2 diced potatoes
1 large carrot, grated
parsley and chives, to taste
salt to taste
1 – In a saucepan, heat oil and add onion and garlic. Let it cook for about 3 minutes.
2 – Add rice and salt, mix well.
3 – Put potatoes and water.
4 – Once the water has evaporated almost completely, place the grated carrots and stir gently.
5 – Lower the heat to the minimum and cover. Simmer until the water dries. Potatoes and rice must be tender.
6 – Sprinkle parsley and chives and serve.
Tips and Options
- Use other ingredients in the mix, like broccoli, zucchini, corn, chayote, mushrooms, green beans, olives, boiled egg, etc..
- To give more flavor to the rice, use chicken, beef or vegetable broth instead of water.
- Serve as a side dish to barbecues, beef, chicken or fish.
- Any left overs? Make Rice Cake.
Original recipe (in Portuguese): Arroz Colorido.