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

Portuguese Chicken with Rice Recipe

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Ingredients

8 -10 pieces of chicken2 cups long grain1 medium onion (finely chopped)1 large ripe tomato (chopped)2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons of salt1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon paprika1 bay leaf6 or more cups of boiling water1 Knorr chicken bouillon cube1 (8 oz) package of mushrooms (sliced)Chopped parsley or scallions for garnish

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Directions

  • Season the chicken with the spices and let marinade for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Brown the chicken on both sides in the olive oil in a very large deep skillet. Add the onion bay leaf and tomato, and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the water, bouillon, cover and let simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add the rice, stir let come to a boil and cover. Let cook for about 15 minutes longer.
  • Taste the rice for doneness. I like a firm rice, but if you prefer a more well done rice cook longer. Add more boiling water if you find the rice has dried out.
  • When the rice is cooked, turn off heat and spread the mushrooms over it and cover. The steam will cook the mushrooms so need to keep cooking.
  • When ready to serve top with chopped parsley or scallions.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Tia Maria's Blog, portuguesediner.com/tiamaria
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