• 1 cup of rice (recommend: long-grain white rice or basmati)
  • 1 smashed garlic clove. (smash/cut in little pieces, small as you can)
  • Chopped onion
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt (I usually put 1 to 2 tablespoons, depend on your taste)
  • 1 cup of boiled water


  1. In a separate bowl, wash the rice until the water is less white.
  2. In a pot, put the olive oil, garlic and onion and cook it for about 2 minutes, depend on your oven, just don’t let it burn. (haha)
  3. Put the rice and let it fry for 30 seconds. ((keep your eye on it)
  4. Add the bay leaves and cook for more 30 seconds.
  5. Add the water and the salt.
  6. Put the pot lid on it with but don’t close it all, leave a small gap for the water to evaporate.
  7. Let it cook for about 15 – 20 minutes on medium temperature.
  8. After it cooks, let the pot lid on it for 15-20 minutes.
  9. Ready to serve!


–> If you need, put more water, keep your eye on it.

–> If you want a bigger portion, for every cup of rice add a cup of water.

–> The rice should be dry and not sticky.

–> To see if the rice is ready, it’s gonna form a lot of small holes on the surface.


3 Replies to “Brazilian Rice”

  1. I found the type “Jasmine” rice in supermarket, and I was to make rice same as the brazilian rice. SO DELICIOUS!!

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