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For those who love bacalhau (cod), you will absolutely love this dish.
Preparation time:
10 min
Cooking Time:
25 min
Ready In:
35 min
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Cod Rice Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Portuguese Cod Rice Recipe

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Posted in: Side Recipes
Sat, Sep 10, 2016
5 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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1 medium size piece of bacalhau (salted cod)1 onion, chopped3 garlic cloves, chopped4 sprigs of leeks, sliced6 tablespoons of olive oil1 & 1/2 cups riceChopped green onions for garnish * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com

This site uses US measurements.


  1. Soak a medium size piece of cod for 2/3 days and change water a few times.
  2. Boil water and insert piece of cod for approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Do not over cook cod.
  3. In a pan, saute onion, garlic and leeks in the olive oil on medium heat for approximately 4 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  4. Add cod and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  5. Add 3 cups of water and let it boil.
  6. Add rice, preferably basmati, cover and let it cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Once done, transfer it to a dish and garnish with the chopped green onions.
  8. Mix well and serve.
Recipe & Photo Credit: easyportugueserecipes.com


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