Brazilian White Rice

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"For Southern American leg of quest Pat Nixon said that dick loved Brazilian rice"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (325.3 g)
  • Calories 301.5
  • Total Fat - 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 519.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1 g
  • Sugars - 0.9 g
  • Protein - 3.7 g
  • Calcium - 43.4 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat oil; add onion, cook until translucent.

Step 2

Wash rice in colander, let drain. Add to onions (will splatter).

Step 3

Cook rice til white and chalky. Add water. Cover simmer till all water is absorbed (I cook mine in rice cooker myself, may need a little more water depending on rice after all water is absorbed if needed add 1/4 cup more) Cook until done.

Step 4

Let sot covered off heat at least 5 minutes

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


A quick and delicious rice dish. Rinsing and then sauteing the rice helps to keep the grains seperate and leads to fluffy rice that doesn't clump together. This was served with a Brazilian Black Bean Stew which was garnished with sliced green onions and parsley. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.


review by:
(23 Aug 2014)

Karen E

Very simple and tasty, thank you Dienia, made this for International Agents of QUEST, for South America :)


review by:
(20 Aug 2014)

Lynn (diner524)

Wonderful basic rice, yet still has flavor!! I used a red onion, thinking it would give it bit of color, but forgot that when it is cooked, the color fades away, oh well. I did sprinkled some of Paula Deen's House Seasoning instead of just salt, but otherwise followed as written. Served it with Peruvian Chicken and corn on the cob, yummy!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for 2014 Culinary Quest.


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(19 Aug 2014)