Have I told you how much I love my FedEx guy? Don’t tell my husband, but the highlight of my day is when I hear the doorbell ring knowing that my favorite guy is at the other end. Last week, I almost kissed him! I’ll admit it, it is not because of his looks or even his personality. It is because of the beautiful deliveries he brings me. Last week alone, he brought me Olive oil that I loved, fabulous wine and my all time favorite, this beautiful Chef’s Pan. I almost invited him in to try some Portuguese recipes.
If you are Portuguese, rice is a staple in your home. I grew up having not only Portuguese recipes, but Portuguese rice almost every night of the week. The funny thing is all my friends loved my Mom’s Portuguese rice. They couldn’t get enough of it and would tell everyone that Portuguese Rice was so different than regular American Rice. I didn’t get it until the first time I had rice at a friends house and tasted instant rice. Ah! I got it. My Mom does make the best rice in the world!
Although I don’t make the rice as well as my mom, my kids and their friends all say the same thing when they come over. It is the best rice ever! This Portuguese rice recipe is so simple that I truly don’t know what makes it so good.
Here is the secret to Portuguese Rice, do not stir it until it is cooked. Yes, I am telling you to just put the lid on and don’t look at it again!
- 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
- 4 cups of water
- 1 small onion, whole
- 2 chicken bouillon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoon butter
- Bring the water to a boil and add the onion, chicken bouillon and salt
- Reduce heat to low and add the rice
- Cover and do not touch for approximately 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked and tender
- Remove the onion and discard
- Stir in the butter and serve.... I told you all Portuguese Recipes are simple!
Kid Ratings: Alexandra 10, Ronnie 10, Reis, 10 Riley 10 and all their friends give it a perfect 10!