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Brazilian Rice

Brazilian Rice Recipe


Rice is cooked with onion, garlic, fresh cilantro, and lemon juice in this flavorful Brazilian side dish that is quick and easy to make.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 drops lemon juice


  1. Heat oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add rice and mix until clumps form.
  2. Stir water, cilantro, salt, and lemon juice into the saucepan. Simmer uncovered until most of the water has been absorbed, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat, cover, and cook until rice is tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Nutritional Information

Brazilian Rice

Servings Per Recipe: 2
Calories: 474.3
% Daily Value *
protein: 14 %
carbohydrates: 25 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 8 %
fat: 22 %
saturated fat: 10 %
vitamin a iu: 7 %
niacin equivalents: 41 %
vitamin b6: 14 %
vitamin c: 9 %
folate: 56 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 24 %
magnesium: 11 %
potassium: 5 %
sodium: 47 %
thiamin: 55 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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