Monday, April 5, 2010

Brazilian Rice and Beans

I had friends in college who went and lived in Brazil for a while and learned how to make this delicious rice and beans. He uses a pressure cooker to cook the beans (I am so going to go buy one!) which cuts the cooking time to about an hour. I don't have a pressure cooker *sigh* so I did it in a pot for a long time to soften the beans and thicken the broth. I definitely recommend you use a pressure cooker unless you don't mind the long cooking time. If you use a pressure cooker, you don't even have to soak the beans overnight like I did. Cool, huh? I used one grilled chicken breast but I've seen my friend use ground beef, too, which is also fantastic!! My friend uses "Santa Maria" seasoning to season the beans and it works perfectly. But here is the recipe I used, from Recipe Zarr. Enjoy!

Brazilian Rice and Beans
Adapted from Recipe Zarr 
Please click HERE to be redirected to the recipe at Recipe Zarr


44 comments:

  1. Looks awesome dear. I love beans and rice. This is making me hungry again!

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  2. I love beans and rice too...Cuban black beans and rice....Puerto Rican pink beans and rice... and now Brazilian rice and beans! Yum! Thanks for the recipe, looks great!

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  3. Yes, now you brought back my childhood memories :-) Can you believe that in Brazil , rice and bean is served for lunch and dinner?

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  4. This looks totally delicious!!!

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  5. Sook,

    Bean and rice looks healthy and comforting one

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  6. I love rice and beans....In Colombia we eat them every day. That looks delicious and the recipe is similar to one that I make.

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  7. Looks wicked good! I've had several different kinds of Brazilian rice and beans since I used to live in a neighborhood that had a lot of Brazilians in it. Good times.

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  8. I'm craving these rice and beans. Delicious and healthy - I love it!

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  9. Yum! I agree, pressure cookers are WONDERFUL - especially for beans!

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  10. I actually just tried this for the first time last week and LOVED it! I´ll be posting about it soon but now am excited to have a recipe to try making it on my own! Thanks!

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  11. Sound like this would be good with chicken, beef, or pork. Love any type of beans and rice. Have you checked out Paula Deen's "house seasoning" on Food Network? Sounds like the same thing you are paying good money for someone else to pre-mix for you. I keep it in a big canister and refil mi little spice shaker with it.

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  12. Mmm beans and rice, such a simple and complete meal!

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  13. i love this dish.. i'm from the caribbean and we make a very similar dish... looks really good

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  14. Oh wow, I definitely would have a hard time not eating all of this. Wow, the flavors must have been amazing!

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  15. I have major cravings for beans and this looks absolutely wonderful to me!

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  16. I love bean dishes like this one...and they just get better the next day.

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  17. I could have a big bowl of this for dinner and be totally happy. Looks great!

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  18. beans and rice my fav...

    sweetlife

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  19. Those look great. I need to get a pressure cooker too.

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  20. Pressure cookers are so handy!

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  21. Very nice,looks so very delicious and tempting

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  22. Mmm...very delicious! I must ask for this dish when I visit the Brazilian restaurant.

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  23. Yum! This would be a wonderful thing to make! Love those beans and will have to try it! Thanks!

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  24. Rice n beans r unbeatable combo..soo good

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  25. Mmmm, I love beans, they're so comforting...

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  26. oh yum! i've never had anything like this but they look amazing!

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  27. Wow, beans with rice for me anytime....I love them very much!

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  28. This rice & beans dish sounds amazing, yum!

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  29. as a hispanic, I can tell you that Rice and Beans spell COMFORT for me.. and that dish looks like home to me!

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  30. This is a classic dish, and a very satisfying one. YUM! :D
    *kisses* HH

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  31. A classic combination, they look delicious.
    Mimi

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  32. Ahhhhhh...beans! One of natures most perfect foods and so good too!

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  33. Oh Sook! This looks sooooooo delicious! Very satisfying comfort food indeed!

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  34. I love going to those Brazilian BBQ restaurants and getting beans and rice like this...yummy...I will have to try this at home.

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  35. Oh, I'm going to have to try this one---a nice variation of beans and rice. Thanks, Sook!

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  36. Most of the people I knew in Brazil always used a pressure cooker for their beans. I'm too much of a scaredy-cat though. Something about high pressure and food that makes me a bit nervous. Ha, ha! This looks great!

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  37. All I can say is Yum! This sounds and looks so good I can't wait to try it ou!

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  38. I love beans and rice; this looks drool worthy!

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