This Brazilian white rice recipe is a good one to know! It's the perfect side dish to just about anything, it's fluffy, and full of garlicky flavor and it's super easy to make. Plus, read on through to get my best tips for cooking perfect rice on the stove. You'll never eat boring or mushy rice again!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Keyword: how to cook, rice
Author: Aline Shaw
1cupof uncooked riceunwashed
1Tbspof oilcanola, vegetable or olive oil
Salt to taste1 tsp per cup of dry rice
1.5cupsof cooking liquid *see note belowwater, or stock
In a medium sauce pan, heat up the oil
Add the garlic and cook until fragrant and light gold
Add the rice, season with the salt and stir for about a minute
Add the liquid and bring to a gentle boil
Reduce to a simmer, cover and let it simmer until all water has been absorbed (try not to peak – we don’t want to lose steam that’s precious for the next step!)
Turn off the heat and let the rice pot sit covered for another 10 mins – steam
Open the pot, then "air" the rice for a minute or two. Then, fluff with a fork, and serve!
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