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Brazilian Rice

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 25 mins
Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lard or corn oil
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands Garlic powder
  • 1/2 bay leaves, whole
  • 1/2 cup seeded, diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands sea salt
  • 2 cups boiling water

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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  3. 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.