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Monday, May 19, 2014

Fried rice brazilian way

Fried rice brazilian way


This kind of dish of fried rice with colourful ingredients are very easy to find in brazilian homes. The reason is that we eat white and plain rice almost every day and most people don´t like when it´s old. With this recipe the rice forgotten in the fridge can be turned into a brand new and delicious dish without waste. And you can use any leftover of vegetables, chicken, meat, cold cuts and cheese you have.

My recipe of "Arroz Maluco", crazy rice, was made from scratch but you can use cooked rice if you have.


Ingredients

1/2 cup sliced or diced sausage (of any kind)
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic - crushed
1 cup raw white long grain rice
1 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
2 cups water (or chicken broth)
1 tablespoon butter
2 eggs
1 cup any cooked vegetables (peas, corn, carrots)
2 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley

Method

In a sauce pan over medium heat stir-fry sausage with olive oil and garlic until done and golden.

Add rice, stir and fry for 2 minutes.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Add water.

Let it boil and cover the pan. Reduce the heat to very low.

The rice should be cooked in about 20 minutes, all the liquid should be evaporated. Taste it and turn off the heat if ready. If not fully cooked add a little more water and cook further.

In a frying pan add butter and scramble the eggs with salt to taste. Add vegetables to warm them up.

With a fork loose the rice grains. Mix the egg vegetable mixture with the rice.

Add parsley, mix and serve.




Notes

Substitute ham or bacon for sausage.

Any kind of long grain rice can be used (brown, basmati), but respect cooking time and amount of water. The right amounts should be written in the package.

If using cooked rice - fry sausage and garlic, add eggs and vegetables. Add 2 cups cooked rice and about 1/4 cup broth. Heat it up.


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