How to make Portuguese rice

How to make Portuguese rice

If there is one thing that will definitely be missed at the Sunday table, then it will be rice. With this week’s recipe, we will be showing you how to make Portuguese rice.

You will need:

  • 14cup canola oil
  • 1yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3garlic cloves, minced
  • 3cups long grain white rice, washed and drained
  • 4cups boiling water
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 12teaspoon salt


In a 4-quart pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and stir-fry until golden. Add the rice and cook, stirring constantly, until slightly toasted and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the water, bay leaf, tomatoes and salt and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce the heat so that the rice just simmers. Cook undisturbed until tender, about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand covered without stirring for 10 minutes.

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  1. i see it looks like red & green pepper mixed in the rice does one add that in after the rice is cooked. as you don’t mention it as part of the ingredients. also where can one buy yellow onions/ can i use red onions.