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Brazilian Rice Recipe

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!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Keyword: how to cook, rice
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Aline Shaw


  • 1 cup of uncooked rice unwashed
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp of oil canola, vegetable or olive oil
  • Salt to taste 1 tsp per cup of dry rice
  • 1.5 cups of cooking liquid *see note below water, 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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