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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 126.1
  • Total Fat: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 445.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Emeril Lagasse's Portuguese Rice

Submitted by: DAISYTRESA28

Introduction

Recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse's show on the Food Network. As Emeril's recipe's go, this rice really packs a punch and is very flavorful. I LOVE that it uses extra virgin olive oil instead of butter--If you're gonna do fats, may as well do the good ones!
*Note: I changed the original recipe slightly by using brown rice instead of white
Recipe adapted from Emeril Lagasse's show on the Food Network. As Emeril's recipe's go, this rice really packs a punch and is very flavorful. I LOVE that it uses extra virgin olive oil instead of butter--If you're gonna do fats, may as well do the good ones!
*Note: I changed the original recipe slightly by using brown rice instead of white

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 1/2 cups finely chopped onion
    2 teaspoons minced garlic
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    1 bay leaf
    1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
    2 1/4 cups water
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    1 1/2 cups long-grain brown rice

Directions

In a 4-quart medium saucepan heat the oil over high heat until hot. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until softened, 4 minutes. Add the garlic, salt, red pepper, and bay leaf and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add the water, parsley and cilantro and bring to a boil. Add the rice and stir well. When the liquid returns to a boil, stir again, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to low. Cook the rice undisturbed for 20 minutes, or until the liquid is dissolved and the rice is tender.
Let rice stand for 5 minutes undisturbed before fluffing with a fork. Serve immediately.



Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LTJ8282.






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