Brazilian Greek Style Rice (Arroz à grega) Fast2eat Recipe

It’s easy, Fast, and colorful. 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.

 

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Brazilian Greek Style Rice (Arroz à grega) Fast2eat Recipe
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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion small choped
  • 2 Carrot Cooked in small small pieces in water or within the rice
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 3 cups Rice cooked *
  • 1/2 cup Raisins (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 onion chopped
  • Black pepper to taste (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Brazilian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 Onion small choped
  • 2 Carrot Cooked in small small pieces in water or within the rice
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 3 cups Rice cooked *
  • 1/2 cup Raisins (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 onion chopped
  • Black pepper to taste (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
Instructions
  1. If you haven’t cooked the carrots within the Rice, cook the carrot in small pieces in boiled water.
  2. Chop the onions with an Electric Chopper and garlic finely (or use this Minced Garlic).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Fluff cooked Rice* with a fork and pour over the ham.
  6. Mix in the carrot (if not already cooked in the rice), Raisins (or Craisins Dried Cranberries), sweet corn, peas, and green onions.
  7. 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.
Recipe Notes

*Use fresh cooked or Left-over Brazilian Style Rice Fast2eat Recipe.

STORAGE: Greek rice can be refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. It won’t be the same but cooled rice can be frozen in a Ziploc bag or airtight container for up to 3 months. Rice taken from a fridge should be heated in its own individual serving amount using microwave or streaming.

Other differences include what is added to the rice before the raisins and vegetables (might include biological coloring and even lentils, soy sauce, or rosemary), and how the rice is cooked. Use your imagination.

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