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Portuguese Rice
from: Chef

This is the easiest and tastiest rice. This is the rice that is served at Portuguese weddings.


  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon spanish paprika
  • 1/4 cup hot banana pepper (the ones that come in the jar)
  • 3 cups parboiled rice
  • 6 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Add oil and garlic to large skillet over med heat.

Cook until garlic soft.

Add tomato paste. Cook for about 3 minutes.

Add paprika, salt, pepper, hot peppers and rice.

Cook for about 5 minutes until rice becomes translucent.

Add boiling water and stir for a few minutes.

Transfer skillet to over for about 30 minutes until rice is cooked.