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Brazilian Rice

Spice Islands®

Brazilian Rice


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

6 servings


1 tablespoon lard

OR Mazola® Corn Oil

1/3 cup minced onion

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Garlic Powder

1/2 Spice Islands® Bay Leaves

1/2 cup seeded, diced tomatoes

1 cup long grain rice

1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Sea Salt

2 cups boiling water


Heat lard over medium heat in a 2-quart saucepan.  Add onion, garlic powder, bay leaf and tomatoes.  Sauté 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are transparent.  Add rice and salt;  cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes.

Pour boiling water over rice and cook for 5 minutes on high heat.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer (about 20 minutes) until rice is fluffy and tender and liquid is absorbed.

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