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Sunday, June 13, 2021
This simple Portuguese carrot rice (arroz de cenoura) is is ideal to accompany a fish or a meat dish.
Preparation time:
5 min
Cooking Time:
25 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Carrot Rice Recipe

Portuguese Carrot Rice Recipe

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Fri, Sep 13, 2019, 00:34
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1 and 1/2 cups of Carolino rice or similar2 large carrots, grated3 tablespoons of olive oil1 onion, chopped1 bay leaf, cut in half3 cups of waterSalt (to taste)
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  • This site uses US measurements.


    1. Heat the olive oil, onion and bay leaf, bring to a boil and stir and sauté without browning.
    2. When the onion is translucent, add the grated carrots and stir and cook until carrot softens.
    3. Add the rice, stir and let it warm until the rice is translucent.
    4. Season with salt, add the water and stir, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
    5. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: Neuza Costa, saborintenso.com


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