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portuguese tomato rice recipe

simple and easy to make delicious portuguese tomato rice recipe. also known as arroz de tomate recipe.

5 from 2 votes
total time:
35minutes

portuguese tomato rice recipe with step by step photos. this delicious recipe of portuguese tomato rice is dedicated to a few of my portuguese friends. simple and easy to make and still delicious. the rice goes well with mung bean sprouts salad or vegetable salad. portuguese tomato rice is also called as arroz de tomate.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

this tomato rice is very similar to the spanish rice recipe, except for the method of cooking. its a little on the bland side as besides black pepper no other spices are added. to give a little spice and heat you can add red chili flakes or red chili powder or you can also check these other similar tomato rice recipes:

  1. tomato pulao
  2. tomato biryani
  3. south indian tomato rice recipe.

while making portuguese tomato rice recipe, make sure to use olive oil only and not any other oil. what olive oil contributes, no other oil can contribute to this tomato rice.

i have made this tomato recipe both with sunflower oil and olive oil. but the flavor and taste is remarkably different with olive oil. sunflower oil makes it too bland both taste wise and flavor wise. so make sure to use a good quality olive oil.

if you do not have olive oil and plan to use sunflower oil, then add some red chili flakes or red chili powder to spice up the tomato rice. otherwise you can team this tomato rice along spicy sabzi or gravy dish like mushroom roast, mushroom chilli fry and paneer chilli fry.

if you are looking for more rice recipes then do check ghee rice, lemon rice, curd rice, coconut rice and veg pongal recipe.

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portuguese tomato rice recipe

simple and easy to make delicious portuguese tomato rice recipe. also known as arroz de tomate recipe.
course main course
cuisine world
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 35 minutes
servings 4
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 to 3 medium sized tomatoes chopped or 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 2 to 3 medium sized garlic cloves, chopped or crushed
  • 1 or 2 bay leaf or tej patta
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves (cilantro leaves) or parsley or equal amounts of coriander leaves and parsley leaves
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder)
  • 2.5 to 3 cups vegetable stock or water or add as required
  • 1 or 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt as required

how to make portuguese tomato rice recipe

  1. pick, clean and wash the rice.
  2. heat the olive oil in a deep pan.
  3. add the chopped onions and bay leaves and saute them till the onions become translucent.

  4. add the chopped or crushed garlic cloves and fry till the raw aroma disappears.

  5. now add the chopped tomatoes.
  6. cook the tomatoes for 2 to 3 minutes or till they become soft.

  7. add the water or vegetable stock and chopped coriander leaves and parsley and let it come to a boil.
  8. add the rice, salt as required and black pepper powder. cover the pan and let the tomato rice cook till fluffy and done.

  9. garnish with a few chopped coriander and parsley leaves while serving the portuguese tomato rice.
  10. serve the tomato rice accompanied with a veggie salad or mung sprouts salad.

recipe notes

  • if you don't have olive oil then use sunflower oil. but the best taste and flavor in this tomato rice recipe comes with olive oil.
  • with sunflower oil, the taste is little bland and you will have to add some red chili flakes or red chilli power or any other spices of your choice to spice up the rice.

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how to make portuguese tomato rice recipe:

1. rinse 1 cup rice couple of times in water and then drain the water.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

2. measure all the ingredients and keep ready for the portuguese tomato rice.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

3. heat 1 or 2 tablespoon olive oil in a deep pan.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

4. add 1 medium sized chopped onion. also add 1 to 2 bay leaf or tej patta.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

5. fry till the onions become translucent.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

6. then add 2 to 3 chopped or crushed garlic cloves (lahsun).

portuguese tomato rice recipe

7. fry till the raw aroma of garlic goes away.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

8. then add 2 to 3 medium sized chopped tomatoes.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

9. cook the tomatoes till they become soft.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

10. pour 2.5 to 3 cups water or vegetable stock or as required depending upon the quality of rice.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

11. next add ½ cup chopped coriander leaves or parsley OR equal amounts of coriander leaves and parsley.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

12. mix well.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

13. let the water come to a boil.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

14. then add the rice, salt as required and ½ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder).

portuguese tomato rice recipe

15. mix well.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

16. cover the pan and let the tomato rice cook. keep checking after 15 minutes intervals, if the rice appears dry then add little water if required.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

17. cook the tomato rice till fluffy and done.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

18. garnish with a few chopped coriander and parsley leaves while serving the portuguese tomato rice.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

19. serve the portuguese tomato rice accompanied with a spicy dish like mushroom pepper fry or chilli paneer or paneer ghee roast or with veggie salad or mung sprouts salad.

portuguese tomato rice recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. New & nice recipe .

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