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Brazilian Pepper-Scented Rice

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“Simple and delicious, this dish makes use of highly aromatic peppers, adding a level of sophistication to even the simplest of meals. When making this dish, use the habañero pepper whole if you want less heat, and dice it if you like more heat. Since habañero peppers are immensely hot, you cook with them to flavor the rice, but most palates are uncomfortable eating these peppers whole. From FoodinBrazil.com”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
4 1/2 cup servings
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Pour the oil into a large saucepan and heat for a few seconds.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, and rice.
  3. Fry gently, stirring for about 4 minutes.
  4. Add the chili pepper, hot water, and salt. Stir well and bring to a boil.
  5. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, until the rice is soft and the water has been absorbed.
  6. Remove the chili pepper and serve.

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