Brazilian White Rice

Brazilian White Rice

Side Dish Rice

White rice is the main side dish made in Brazil. This is the way my mom would make it and taught my sister and I. What makes this so different is that we fry it in oil with minced onion and garlic before adding water. You can also use part water, part chicken broth. The secret is to not let it overcook because it should come out loose and not sticky.

Servings per recipe: 8
Calories per serving: 201
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 45m


  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups hot water


  • 1   Place the rice in a colander and rinse thoroughly with cold water; set aside.
  • 2   Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion in the oil for one minute. Stir in the garlic and cook until the garlic is golden brown. Add the rice and salt and cook and stir until the rice begins to brown. Pour hot water over rice mixture and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover the saucepan, and allow to simmer until the water has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 3.7g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 0mg  
Sodium 297mg 12%
Potassium 61mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 37.5g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Protein 3.4g 7%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 0IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 19mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 13mg  
Folate 107mcg