How to Cook Long Grain Rice - Brazilian-Style!

How to Cook Long Grain Rice - Brazilian-Style!

Non-sticky, long-grain rice goes better with foreign stewed dishes than Japanese rice!

Ingredients: 2 rice cooker cups

Long grain rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml uncooked rice)
1 clove
Olive oil
1-2 tablespoons
Bay leaf
a pinch
about 1.3 times as much amount as rice


1. Lightly rinse the long grain rise and drain in a colander. This half colander and half bowl gadget in the picture is very handy. It's a Brazilian rice rinsing tool.
2. Add the finely minced garlic and the olive oil to a pot. Turn the heat to very low and slowly sauté until fragrant.
3. Add the rinsed rice and sauté over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spatula until it starts to feel a bit heavy.
4. Pour in the water and add a pinch of salt and the bay leaf. Bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally.
5. Once it comes to a boil, cover and cook for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid and taste a little to check the softness.
6. If the water has evaporated but the rice is still tough, add a little water and continue cooking.
7. Once the rice is cooked, stir it to let the air in and make it fluffy. Let it rest for a while before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was in a Brazilian cooking magazine which had a "cooking 101" article for the girls who don't know anything about cooking.