Portuguese Rice

Total Time:
40 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

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 white 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.


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