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How to make Portuguese Chicken with Rice (frango com arroz).
Portuguese Chicken with Rice Recipe
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Portuguese Chicken with Rice Recipe

Portuguese Chicken with Rice Recipe

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8 to 10 pieces of chicken2 cups of long grain rice1 medium onion (finely chopped)1 large ripe tomato (chopped)2 tablespoons of olive oil2 teaspoons of salt1 teaspoon of pepper (to taste)1 teaspoon of garlic powder1/4 teaspoon of paprika1 bay leaf6 or more cups of boiling water1 Knorr chicken bouillon cube1 (8 oz) package of mushrooms (sliced)Chopped parsley to garnish Get Portuguese ingredients & other stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff from Amazon.com
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  1. Season the chicken with the spices and let it marinade for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Brown the chicken on both sides in the olive oil in a very large deep skillet.
  3. Add the onion bay leaf and tomato, and saute for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the water, bouillon, cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes. 
  5. Add the rice, stir let it come to a boil and cover.
  6. Let cook for about 15 minutes longer.
  7. Add more boiling water if you find the rice has dried out.
  8. When the rice is cooked, turn off the heat and spread the mushrooms over it and cover (the steam will cook the mushrooms so no need to keep cooking).
  9. When ready to serve top with chopped parsley.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Tia Maria's Blog, portuguesediner.com/tiamaria

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