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This great recipe for Portuguese bean rice with clams (receita de arroz de feijão com amêijoas) is delicious and makes a great lunch.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
1 h
Level of Difficulty:

Portuguese Bean Rice with Clams Recipe

Portuguese Bean Rice with Clams Recipe

Posted in: Fish / Seafood
Apr 20, 2018
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1 1/2 lbs clams with shells1/2 cup of white wine3 tablespoons of olive oil3 tablespoons of tomato paste2 tablespoons of chopped parsley1 small can of red beans1 onion3 garlic cloves1 cup of rice2 cups of water Get these ingredients & more Get ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com


  1. Place the clams in salted water to loosen the sand  and let it stand for about 2 hours.
  2. In a pan, add the clams (drained and washed) and add the wine.
  3. Cover the pan and cook until the clams open. 
  4. Remove 3/4 of the clams from the shell and put the others aside, also put the broth aside.
  5. In another pan, add the olive oil, the onion and garlic cloves (both chopped), and cook until golden brown.
  6. Add the tomato paste, the broth from cooking the clams and the chopped parsley. Then, add the 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  7. When boiling, add the rice and season with salt and pepper.
  8. When the rice is almost cooked, add the beans and the clams with shell and without.
  9. Serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.
Recipe & Photo Credit: ocantinhodossabores.blogspot.ca
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