This is a beautiful Brazilian side dish recipe for rice cooked with a shot of cachaca, Brazil's sugar cane rum.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 cups
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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 olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir garlic and bay leaves until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir tomatoes and rice into garlic mixture. Pour hot water over rice mixture and season with salt; cover saucepan.

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  • Cook rice mixture until rice is partially cooked and beginning to absorb the liquid, about 10 minutes. Add cachaca and continue cooking until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 38.6g 12% DV; fat 6.7g 10% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 28.2mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition
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