Arroz Brasileiro (Brazilian Rice with Tomatoes and Onions)


Arroz Brasileiro (Brazilian Rice with Tomatoes and Onions)

A kind of Brazilian "dirty rice", sans meat. This recipe serves 8, so whip up a batch next time you entertain!


  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 cups (750 ml) raw long-grain rice
  • 3 cups (750 ml) boiling chicken stock
  • 3 cups (750 ml) water
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped, or 2/3 cup chopped canned tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in large saucepan; add rice.

2. As rice boils, fry onions in olive oil on another burner. After onions are light brown, decrease heat and add chopped tomatoes. Simmer this mixture; after it has boiled down, add chicken stock. Increase heat and allow mixture to thicken.

3. Combine rice and vegetable mixtures. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

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If you are trying to decrease your dietary intake of meat, this recipe is for you. It is easy to prepare, and sounds delicious and satisfying. When making this, I would use reduced sodium chicken stock, and canned tomatoes.

This sounds like a really easy to make and tasty side dish. Being a dyed in the wool carnivore, I couldn't help but think about how to incorporate some steak or ground beef into the recipe. If you wanted to keep this meatless, you might try adding beans or trying the Quorn version of ground beef.


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