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So what’s so special about the way Brazilians cook rice? What makes this so different is that we fry it in oil with minced garlic and sometimes chopped onion before adding water. I dare you try this way and tell me you prefer plain tasteless rice instead. I know that you will never go back to eating boring unseasoned rice again.

This is how to cook the perfect fluffiest flavourful rice! It’s not hard at all but, like hard boiling eggs, cooking rice is one of those tasks that appear to be easy, but can go wrong very quickly if you don’t follow the right steps. Here are simple instructions that will help you make rice that turns out light, flavourful and fluffy every time. The secret is to not let it overcook because it should come out loose and not sticky.

 

Kibbeh (pronounced kee-bee and also spelled quibe, kibe, kibbe, kebbah, kubbeh, kubbah kubbi or kobeiba depending on region) is a dish made of Bulgur (cracked wheat), minced onions, and finely ground lean beef with mint, basil, cinnamon and optional spices. It can be optionally stuffed with mozzarella, provolone or cream cheese (Catupiry in Brazil).

This recipe has been adapted from the one my Godmother Regina Alfradique has sent to me and there are several ways to eat. The football-shaped deep-fried (or also shaped into balls or patties), baked in a casserole dish (my favourite way), cooked in broth, or just served raw with olive oil.

Kibbeh is a popular dish in Brazil and Middle Eastern cuisine. Most Brazilian kibbeh uses only ground beef and not other types of meat but in Middle Eastern, they also use lamb, goat, or camel meat.

 

This yummy fish filet covered with white sauce is an easy and simple recipe as well as very flavourful.

The sauce is especially delicious because the juices of the fish mingles in with it. It’s like a sauce made with the best stock ever!

 

Bacalhau with potatoes and broccoli with Almeida’s Onion & Garlic Sauce. It is so Fast to make that you can have a dinner ready in less than 30 minutes with no waste time.

This is a salad version of the Almeida’s Salted Codfish (Bacalhau) Fast2eat Recipe

 

There are hundreds of variations of Salted Codfish (Bacalhau) recipes, but my family’s favourite has always been the one from Almeida, a Portuguese family friend,

Bacalhau with potatoes and broccoli with his special sauce. It is so Fast to make that you can have a dinner ready in less than 30 minutes with no waste time.

Also try this Bacalhau (Salted Codfish) Salad.

 

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.

 

Tabule (also Tabbouleh, tabbouleh or tab(b)ouli) is a vegetarian dish (sometimes considered a salad) made of bulgur, tomatoes, finely chopped fresh mint, parsley, green onion, and onion, all tossed and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt.

 

 
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