Daniel's Mother's Portuguese Rice

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 9m
Ready In

Recipe: #36896

May 07, 2021


Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (232.9 g)
  • Calories 334.7
  • Total Fat - 20.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 27.4 mg
  • Sodium - 877.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 9.9 g
  • Calcium - 31.9 mg
  • Iron - 2.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 30.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

Add the olive oil to Dutch oven.

Step 3

Over low heat, let the oil heat up for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the linguiça coins to the pot and spread them out evenly.

Step 5

Cook until the sausage is brown and crispy on both sides, flipping halfway through, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 6

Remove the cooked linguiça from the pot and set aside on a plate.

Step 7

Your pot will have a gorgeous orange oil left in it.

Step 8

To this, add the bell pepper, onion, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes . Cook over medium heat, stirring until the vegetables browned, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Step 9

Add the smoked paprika and stir until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 10

Add the tomato paste and stir until everything is combined and the paste starts to caramelize, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 11

Add 2 1/2 cups of chicken stock to deglaze the pan, stirring until all the crispy bits come off the bottom into the mix.

Step 12

Add the rice, bay leaves, and reserved linguiça

Step 13

Scraping any oil off the plate into the pan and stir until everything comes to a boil.

Step 14

Cover your pot and place it in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes

Step 15

Until the rice is cooked through.

Step 16

If your rice needs more liquid toward the end of the cooking time, add the extra ½ cup of chicken stock to the pot, stir, and place back into the oven.

Step 17

When the rice is fully cooked

Step 18

Remove the pot from the oven and keep it covered, off the heat, for 5 to 10 minutes.

Step 19

Remove bay leaves

Step 20


Step 21

Top with the chopped parsley


No special items needed.

2 Reviews


So reminds me of the flavors I grew up with. My mom used to make a similar version. This rice is so filled with tons of flavor and the quality of the sausage I used was optimum. This will definitely be made again. Thanks so much, Dee, for the memories. Made it for FYC.


review by:
(30 May 2021)


Delicious! I made exactly as posted and think it serves like 4 or 5 as a main dish. We had a salad and bread with this.


review by:
(28 May 2021)

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