A collection of popular Portuguese food recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.

This is a popular rice dish from Portugal. The rice is cooked with ham, sausage, chicken thighs, red bell pepper, and cabbage.
Portuguese Braga Rice Recipe
Preparation time:
Cooking Time:
Ready In:
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Posted by:

Portuguese Braga Rice Recipe

Portuguese Braga Rice Recipe

Posted in: Sides
star star star star star
5 out of 5 with 8 ratings
Views 9927


2 tablespoons of oil1 onion, chopped1 red bell pepper, sliced2 spring onions, chopped1/2 pound chicken thighs, cut into pieces1/2 pound chicken drumsticks, boned and cut into pieces2 teaspoons of salt1 teaspoon of chopped fresh parsley7 ounces of cubed cooked ham6 cups of water2 smoked pork sausages, sliced2 cubes chicken bouillon2 links pork sausage, casings removed and sliced3 leaves cabbage, sliced3 cups rice, rinsed and drained1 tablespoon of olive oil, or to taste4 tomatoes, chopped Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff
This site uses US measurements.


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, chicken thighs, and drumsticks; cook and stir until starting to brown, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add ham, smoked sausages, and fresh sausages.
  4. Cook and stir until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  5. Stir rice, tomatoes, red bell pepper, spring onions, salt, and parsley into the saucepan.
  6. Pour in water and add chicken bouillon cubes.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until flavors are combined, about 15 minutes.
  8. Stir in sliced cabbage.
  9. Continue to cook until rice is tender and water has been absorbed, about 15 minutes more.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Nina, allrecipes.com

Click here to join our Facebook group!


You might also like
Portuguese Fried Potatoes with Garlic Recipe
These Portuguese fried potatoes with garlic and rosemary (batatinhas fritas com alho e alecrim) make the perfect side dish.
Portuguese Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, they are also very beneficial to our health and make a great side.
Portuguese Grilled Fish Sauce Recipe
This Portuguese grilled fish sauce (molho para peixe grelhado) is great over grilled fish served with boiled potatoes also seasoned with this sauce.