Brazilian-Style Rice - (Arroz Brasileiro)
(Makes: 8 Servings)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, chopped
2 to 3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups rice, uncooked
4 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt
Wash and drain rice.
Combine oil, onion, garlic and rice.
Saut for 5 minutes.
(This is the refogado process).
Add salt to boiling water and pour over rice.
Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat.
Simmer until water has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
The refogado process is a preliminary step in Brazilian cooking which involves lightly sauting a mixture of oil,
onion and garlic.
When this technique is used with rice, the individual grains become well seasoned and do not
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