Brazilian White Rice is the perfect side dish, it is generously seasoned with onions and garlic. Turning a bowl of plain rice into something so so much more. | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Brazilian Style White Rice

Brazilian White Rice is the perfect side dish, it is generously seasoned with onions and garlic. Turning a bowl of plain rice into something so so much more.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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Ingredients

  • 200 g long grain rice
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • salt
  • white pepper

For the garnish

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves

Instructions

  • Tip the rice into a deep bowl and cover it with cold water, then get your hands in and massage the rice about to remove the starch. Repeat this 2-3 times until the water no longer becomes cloudy.
  • Drain the rice and set aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onion.
  • Place a saucepan over a low heat, add the oil and then cook the onion for about 5 minutes until it is very soft but not coloured.
  • Peel and finely chop the garlic then add it to the onion.
  • Cook the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is just starting to colour.
  • Once it starts to colour, remove the pan from the heat and immediately add in the drained rice.
  • Stir everything together quickly so the garlic doesn't burn.
  • Return the pan to a low heat and cook for a 2 minutes until the edges of the rice are starting to look a little opaque.
  • Add 400ml of boiling water, a big pinch of salt and a shake of white pepper.
  • Place a lid on the pan and cook over a low heat until all the water has been absorbed.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, do not remove the lid, and leave the pan to stand for 5 minutes whilst you start the garnish.
  • Peel and finely slice the garlic.
  • Place a small frying pan over a low heat, add the oil and then add the garlic.
  • Allow it to cook until the garlic is starting to crisp. Remove from the heat.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork, pour over the crispy garlic and oil and serve.
  • I serve this with my Brazilian Beef Kebabs and my Brazilian Tomato Salad.
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