Portuguese JAG. (rice)

maria maxey Recipe

By maria maxey crazychelf

8 to 10
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My MOM always made this dish and brought it for family gatherings.ITS great covered dish for any special accession .WE all learned from our mother and grandmother,now i'm sharing with my children and now their children.5 ganerations. RAPOSO FAMILY


4 or 5 c
2 1/2 c
white long rice
bay leaves
1 1/2 lb
linguica(portuguese sausage or turkey sausage)
1 Tbsp
tomato paste (with salt added preferred)
10 oz
lima beans(freezer section )or can add red kidney beans 2 cans is fine.)
1 large
onion (chopped)
1 Tbsp
garlic (minced)or 3 fresh garlic cloves minced garlic
1/2 tsp
white pepper (or good pinch of red pepper flakes
1-2 Tbsp
portuguese olive oil (or italian olive oil works okay too'
you can italian sausage instad of turkey sausage mild or hot.)

Directions Step-By-Step

HEAT olive oil in a 2 quart saucepan.

FRY your linguica,seasoning with salt and pepper.
ADD Onions,and garlic, sauteeing until onions are tender and translucent;be careful not to burn the garlic.
ADD WATER, tomato paste,and bay leaves,stirring until the tomato paste is dissolved.
ADD your beans,and rice,stirring to combine;bring to a boil on high temperature.
WHEN boiling ,turn to medium low heat and cover,cooking 20-30 minutes.
CHECK occasionally,stir to avoid sticking,lowering the heat a smidge further if needed;rice should be fairly dry when cooked completely .
REMOVE the bay leaves, before serving.
LITTLE NOTE IF you'd to lower the fat a little.TRY GASPAR'S turkey linguaca ,its sold in the same SECTION AS THE CHOURICO OR ITAILIN SAUSAGES.

YOU CAN ALSO try to use brown rice.and peas just use your ideas.Let me know what was the different way it was made. ENJOY it AND GOD BLESS..

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maria maxey crazychelf
Mar 13, 2012
Thank you G olson,again thanks please check out more of my recipes.In just a pinch .com I have over 115 recipes there.And i'm still trying to add more.Thank you again.You can try my portuguese cacoila,,,,,,,and sweet bread or mallasadas.ANd much more,they are so good.Maria.
maria maxey crazychelf
Mar 13, 2012
Thank you. G Olson.
Glor o pickyperson
Mar 12, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Glor o pickyperson
Mar 12, 2012
Husband enjoyed this very much (he's always telling me he doesn't like rice lol ) but he likes Jag. The only thing is I used Chorice (sp?) because he likes spice. I think he is more Portugeese than me. Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to trying more of your reciepes and others. :@)
maria maxey crazychelf
Mar 1, 2012
Thank you G olson,but i know that gaspars in dartmouth mass.I bought my there too.Long time ago.Yes you can buy it dirrected from them.But sometimes you do what you can.That's why i said you can buy @Publix,or you can buy in bulk at BJ'S club .ENJOY IT.