This is a popular rice dish from Portugal. The rice is cooked with ham, sausage, chicken thighs, red bell pepper, and cabbage.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, chicken thighs, and drumsticks; cook and stir until starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add ham, smoked sausages, and fresh sausages. Cook and stir until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

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  • Stir rice, tomatoes, red bell pepper, spring onions, salt, and parsley into the saucepan. Pour in water and add chicken bouillon cubes. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until flavors are combined, about 15 minutes. Stir in sliced cabbage. Continue to cook until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes more.

  • Drizzle olive oil over rice before serving.

Nutrition Facts

539 calories; protein 26.2g 52% DV; carbohydrates 61.5g 20% DV; fat 19.9g 31% DV; cholesterol 64.8mg 22% DV; sodium 1489.6mg 60% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
We loved Arroz de Braga! But be warned the six cups of rice all the meat and vegetables will never fit in a "large saucepan"! Next time we will use 2 cups rice. Also the spring onion greens mixed with a little more chopped parsley made a wonderful fresh garnish for this. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2019
My family really didn't care for this recipe. I was just OK. Will probably not make again. Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2016
I love a one pot dish but there is a lot of prep work involved unless you use boneless skinless chicken thighs and drumsticks. Other than cutting the portions back to four servings I made this as written with one exception I didn't add any salt. I assumed that the ham and smoked sausage would have more than needed and I was right. If I were to make this again I would use the spring onions to garnish the finished dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2017
We loved Arroz de Braga! But be warned the six cups of rice all the meat and vegetables will never fit in a "large saucepan"! Next time we will use 2 cups rice. Also the spring onion greens mixed with a little more chopped parsley made a wonderful fresh garnish for this. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2016
This is quick and easy! A colorful and flavorful one-pot dish that I would make again. I did have to add some more water to the rice while it was cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2018
The was very good. The changes I made were using chicken broth instead of water and only using 2 cups of raw white rice. came out very good. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
03/10/2019
My family really didn't care for this recipe. I was just OK. Will probably not make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2019
Very tasty needed a large cast iron ceramic lined casserole dish to finish it but the whole family loved it! Thanks sharing a taste of Portugal with us! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2020
Spoilers: I used this as a guide for quick leftovers before leaving on vacation. Exactly what we needed. I had cooked ham and a chicken breast, orange bell pepper, already cooked rice, scallions, cabbage, dried parsley and a can of diced tomatoes. I started with the white part of the scallion and orange pepper sautéed in olive oil. Added cubed meat, added rice, cabbage and about 1/2 can of tomatoes.heated on Medium, added cabbage, a generous amount of parsley and chopped scallion greens. After all is hot, kept on warm for 15 minutes for flavors to blend. Yum!!! Took less than 30 minutes. Read More
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