It’s easy, Fast, and colourful. It looks so festive that I decided to publish it for the New Year’s Eve parties.
Arroz à Grega (“Greek-style rice” – Although given the name “Greek”, in Greece there is no such rice dish) is a Brazilian dish, consisting of rice (of course) cooked with raisins and small pieces of vegetables, the most common of them are small cubes of carrot, green peas, sweet corn and green onions. It can get small bits of ham (smoked or not), sausage and/or turkey breast (smoked or not), among other processed meat supposed to be eaten cold, but if chicken meat or shrimps are used, it is instead known as risotto.
Arroz à Grega (Greek-style rice) is a complete meal! It can be served as the main dish, you can serve it all by itself, or as a side.
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 1 Onion - small choped
- 2 Carrot - Cooked in small small pieces in water or within the rice
- 2 tsp Minced Garlic
- 3 cups Rice - cooked *
- 1/2 cup Raisin - (or Dried cranberry)
- 1/2 cup Ham - smoked cubed (for a vegetarian version, skip this ingredient) or sausage or smoked turkey breast, or other processed meat
- 1/2 cup Sweet corn - cooked or canned
- 1/2 cup Peas - cooked or canned
- Green onions - chopped
- Black pepper - to taste (optional)
- Parmesan cheese - (optional)
- If you haven’t cooked the carrots within the Rice, cook the carrot in small pieces in boiled water.
- Chop the onions with an Electric Chopper and garlic finely (or use this Minced Garlic).
- Place a large Non-stick Frying Pan over medium heat and add the oil. Add the chopped onions, garlic and salt. Sauté until translucent, soft and fragrant, stirring constantly to not let brown.
- Add the smoked cubed Ham (or sausage or smoked turkey breast, or other processed meat) to the pan and stir. For a vegetarian version, skip this step.
- Fluff cooked Rice* with a fork and pour over the ham.
- Mix in the carrot (if not already cooked in the rice), Raisins (or Craisins Dried Cranberries), sweet corn, peas, and green onions.
- Serve it hot (sprinkled with Grated Parmesan Cheese on top, if desired) by itself as a main dish or as a side. Unlike plain rice, it can be also purposed to be eaten cold or room temperature.
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