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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 290.5
  • Total Fat: 11.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.2 mg
  • Sodium: 172.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g
  • Protein: 17.0 g

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Brazilian Baiao de Dois

Submitted by: GIRLINBRAZIL
Brazilian Baiao de Dois

Introduction

This is a typical noon-meal dish found all over Brazil. I make it the way many people do in the Northeast, especially in the state of Ceara. It's a poor man's dish that has been fancied up and served in many restaurants. I like to make it with no meat and serve it on our Meatless Mondays. I'm sharing my simple recipe and adding optional ways at the bottom to spice it up! Sprinkle a little ground cumin for some extra taste and add some chopped fresh cilantro on top before serving! This is a typical noon-meal dish found all over Brazil. I make it the way many people do in the Northeast, especially in the state of Ceara. It's a poor man's dish that has been fancied up and served in many restaurants. I like to make it with no meat and serve it on our Meatless Mondays. I'm sharing my simple recipe and adding optional ways at the bottom to spice it up! Sprinkle a little ground cumin for some extra taste and add some chopped fresh cilantro on top before serving!
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    Fresh crowder peas, 2 cups
    White Rice, long grain, 2 cups
    Soy protein, 1/4 cup
    Sour Cream, reduced fat, 1/2 cup
    Bay leaf, 3 leaves
    Goat Cheese, Hard, 100 grams, cubed
    Mozzarella Cheese, part skim milk, 200 grams, shredded
    Garlic, 3 cloves, minced
    Chopped cilantro
    Ground cumin

Directions

Cook the crowder peas in just enough water to cover them, with 1 bacon bouillon cube, 3 basil leaves, soy protein, and garlic. I do mine in a pressure cooker on low heat for about 10 minutes after it has reached full pressure at high heat. If you are using a regular pot count on more time and cook until the beans are tender enough to eat, possibly 45 minutes. In the meantime start your rice cooking in a separate pan according to the directions on the package. (In some parts of Brazil people cook the rice in the same pan as the beans using the broth from the beans. In the Northeast, I've seen people cooking the beans and rice separately and then mixing them at the end. I prefer to do it that way, but have tried both methods.) When both items are fully cooked, drain most of the bean broth reserving the broth. Mix the beans and rice together in a large bowl with the cubes of goat cheese and sour cream (in Brazil I use 1 box of Nestle "creme de leite"). Place the mixture into an appropriate sized ceramic baking dish pressing down slightly. (If your mixture looks really dry add some of the reserved broth to make it look a little wetter before placing in ceramic casserole dish.) Top with mozzarella cheese and place in a heated oven just long enough to melt cheese. Serve!

Variations:

Add 1/4 cup cooked bacon cubes
Add 1/4 cup cubed chorizo sausage (lightly fried and drained first)
Make a fresh salsa (vinagrete) with tomatoes, onions, and peppers with a sprinkle of lemon juice and vinager to serve along side.
Buy a bag of Farofa Pronta from your local Brazilian bodega to sprinkle on top.
Serve as a side with lots of grilled meats.

p.s. I answer all questions sent my way! Send me a Spark Mail or put your question in a comment below.

Thanks!


Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AM.GIRLINBRAZIL.






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  • What are crowder Peas? Are they a starchy pea?
    Check Out Bacon Salt it is kosher - - Kosher Bacon???? - 9/4/10

    Reply from GIRLINBRAZIL (9/5/10)
    Crowder peas are often called field peas or cow peas. In Brazil they are called feijao verde. Not sure about the Bacon Salt comments or Kosher Bacon either. Sorry! :)


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  • Gostei da recita mas ainda nao experimentei. Substituir os ingredientes nao muda muito o sabor ou consistencia? Give us some more brazilian ones!! Good on you! - 6/24/08

    Reply from GIRLINBRAZIL (6/24/08)
    Oi! Voce deve ser de Bahia! I make Baiao with bacon and calabresa and without. My family seems to like it both ways. This week I even made it all in the same pot like many ladies do and it was great. I think the amounts here are correct. Experiment and see for yourself. :)


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  • Bacon bouillon certainly doesn't sound vegetarian... - 6/23/08

    Reply from GIRLINBRAZIL (6/23/08)
    Oh dear! Well! Hmmm! I'm new to the meatless world and learning. Maybe bacon bouillon doesn't fit the specs for vegetarian after all. I don't know. I did go after the little box of Maggi bacon bouillon to see exactly what's in it. It's mostly "fluff." You could try leaving it out. Thanks!


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  • This sounds wonderful! It's going on my menu for next month! - 6/21/08

    Reply from GIRLINBRAZIL (6/21/08)
    Thanks a million! :)


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  • This looks insanely good, AmGirl! I was pleased to see how low in sodium this was -- anything under 500mg for a one-dish meal is great. How large is a serving? About a cup is my guess. I'm gathering ingredients and will make it soon. - 6/19/08

    Reply from GIRLINBRAZIL (6/19/08)
    I should have included that! Yes, a good 1 cup measure would make a serving. I imagine you can actually get 10 servings out of this recipe.


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