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Brazilian Rice


  • 1cup onion, chopped
  • 1garlic clove, minced
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1cup tomatoes, chopped
  • 1cup long grain white rice
  • 1⁄2teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1⁄2cups water or 1 1⁄2 cups broth


  • Wash and drain rice.
  • Set aside.
  • Saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft.
  • Add tomatoes, rice, salt, pepper and water or broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Bring heat to medium.
  • Cook until all bubbles on surface have disappeared.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 20 minutes.


  • rainbow.rubatino

    That was pretty good. Even the kids liked it! I didn’t have any long-grain, but short-grain rice worked fine, but was a little juicy… if you’re going to substitute long for short I’d say leave out a little bit of the broth.

  • Meliska

    This was very good! It needed a touch more liquid, and time, but other than that I prepared it as the recipe states and was glad I did! Makes a great meal with Brazilian Chicken (, and Brazilian Crock-Pot Beans (

  • Rikki Lynn

    I couldn’t help myself – I did add a little chili powder while it was cooking. But this turned out to be the perfect accompaniment to one of my favorites here, Brazilian chicken with coconut milk sauce ( Thank you to Meliska for recommending it!
    I’ll definitely be making this one again. MMmm!

  • Montana Heart Song

    I prepared the recipe as written and then added 1 tsp chili powder and 1 4oz. can mild chopped green chilies. I used a microwave rice cooker, water instead of broth. This was very good. Thanks for posting!

  • Baby Kato

    So quick and easy to make TLu. We loved this flavorful dish. My picky dh ate most of it himself. Made exactly as written, it couldn’t have been any better. I used chicken broth instead of water. It was the perfect accompaniment for entre (pork tenderloin). Thanks so much for sharing, I will be making this delicious rice again. 🙂

  • MrsK

    If you like this, you should try it the way my mother used to make. Just use lots of onions, diced. Stir fry them until they are transparent and follow the rest of the recipe. I used to be the first to dig in, since I love the onions that float to the top! Brings back childhood memories…

  • moe13a

    A great recipe, and what makes it better is that it is so easy and direct. I used diced tomatoes from the can (drained) and it came out just perfect, used chicken broth (which I think is necessary), and I doubled the garlic. A great authentic dish, may want to add some Latin spices but it’s just perfect just the way it is!

  • LyndaV

    After visiting Brazil a month ago for two weeks I found their food doesn’t have the spices tastes we a use to from Mexico. A less icy taste would have been bettet

  • hollyberrie

    Very good, made with organic veggie stock, and fresh minced garlic. Also used organic canned tomatoes. It’s a great recipe because those that like it spicy can add cayenne or hot sauce on theirs and others can just have a good flavorful and healthy rice dish..Thanks.

  • paula.lima84

    I am brazilian and I can tell you: this is not brazilian rice. For an authentic brazilian rice, don't add tomato and black pepper….