Brazilian Rice (arroz Brasileiro)

Brazilian Rice (arroz Brasileiro)


  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 3 cups white long grain rice, washed, drained
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


In a 4 quart pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat and stir-fry the onion and garlic until golden. Pour in the rice and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the water, bay leaf, tomatoes and salt. Return to a boil and continue stirring until almost all the water is evaporated, about 5 minutes. Cover the pot and reduce the temperature. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is cooked. Serves 4-6.

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