Rating: 4.64 stars
100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Wonderful original Brazilian rice! Great served with Brazilian filet mignon stroganoff.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice and mix until clumps form.

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  • Stir water, cilantro, salt, and lemon juice into the saucepan. Simmer uncovered until most of the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute lime juice for the lemon juice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; protein 7.2g; carbohydrates 77.9g; fat 14.2g; sodium 1178.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (64)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
Wonderful flavour and I'm not sure if cooking it with the lid off changed the texture but it came out perfectly fluffy for me as 10 mins (no lid) and 15 mins (closed lid.) I will definitely make this again! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2016
I've never seen any Brazilians put cilantro in their rice. Thats more of a Mexican thing and not a Portuguese thing. I didn't like the flavor... That is just MY opinion Read More
(1)
100 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 74
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
Wonderful flavour and I'm not sure if cooking it with the lid off changed the texture but it came out perfectly fluffy for me as 10 mins (no lid) and 15 mins (closed lid.) I will definitely make this again! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
This rice was so good that I almost wrote this review while we were eating dinner! I made it with leftover rice from earlier in the week—so instead of using 2 cups of water, I just used enough to steam the rice back to life. This recipe is a keeper, and I will definitely prepare again. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2016
Okay, this is seriously awesome! I served it alongside chicken, and my brother thought it was the best part of the meal! I used dry cilantro instead of fresh, but that is the only thing I changed. I've already made this rice twice! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2016
I used basmati rice, red onions and quite a bit more than the 3 drops of lemon juice called for in the recipe, and this rice was really good. It paired nicely with the garlic and cheddar chicken I made as the main. Will definitely make again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
I followed this recipe to the letter and it made the most amazing and aromatic rice. I have 3 boys 2 of which are very fussy eaters. The entire family absolutely devoured it. Thanks for a fantastic recipe. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2019
I was looking for a quick rice recipe and this checked all the boxes! I used jasmine rice, added a bit more cilantro (we love cilantro), and more lemon juice (I didn’t measure, I added to taste). My family loved it - especially my daughter who would more often prefer pasta or a sweet potato to rice as a side dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
I actually decided to make this with Quinoa. It came out delish! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
Excellent. Loved the flavor and the cooking method. Turned out perfect. This is my new go to rice! Thanks so much! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2016
This rice is fabulous! So easy to make and very flavorful. I paired it with Brazilian Chicken with coconut milk recipe. It was perfect! Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2016
I've never seen any Brazilians put cilantro in their rice. Thats more of a Mexican thing and not a Portuguese thing. I didn't like the flavor... That is just MY opinion Read More
(1)