Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
5 from 20 votes

Brazilian Carrot Rice

This Brazilian carrot rice is not only delicious, but adds beautiful color to your plate and works as a great way to sneak in extra veggies for the kids. This aromatic rice dish is filled with onions, garlic, carrots and herbs making it a great side for chicken, beef, or even seafood. It’s a fantastic way to upgrade your weekly dinners and take them to the next level!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Brazilian, Latin American
Keyword: carrot, rice recipe
Servings: 4 serv
Author: aline_shaw


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced about half a cup diced
  • 2 tsp Brazilian Sofrito or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup freshly grated carrots
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice unwashed
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, minced optional


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat up the oil.
  • Add the diced onion and cook until transparent, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook until fragrant - about a minute.
  • Add the rice, the grated carrots, and the salt and stir for about a minute.
  • Add 1 3/4 cup of water to the pan 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, sprinkle in the parsley (if using), fluff with a fork, and serve!

Bom Apetite!!