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
- 200 g long grain rice
- 1 small onion
- 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 3 garlic cloves
- white pepper
For the garnish
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
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.