Portuguese Clams and Rice

Portuguese Clams And Rice Recipe

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Lou Ann Marques

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Note: I used three pounds of littlenecks, and 1/3 pound of fresh minced clams.

Not sure where I got the recipe from, but thank you very much...we love this!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
50 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
long grain rice
1/2 c
long grain rice
2 small
onions, chopped
1
green pepper, chopped
4
dozen littleneck clams, scrubbed
4
cloves garlic, minced
3 c
whole tomatoes
1 tsp
saffron (or tumeric)
1 lb
linguiça, with the casing removed
salt and red pepper flakes to taste

How to Make Portuguese Clams and Rice

Step-by-Step

  • 1Steam the clams in very little water until they open. Discard any that do not open and set the clams aside. Reserve the cooking liquid, being careful to keep any sand the clams expel at the bottom of the pot.

    Sauté the rice in the olive oil until golden brown. Add the onion, green pepper, garlic and linguiça. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Break the tomatoes up with the back of a spoon, saving the juice (to use if needed when cooking the rice), and add to the rice mixture. Cook over a low flame until the rice is soft. Add some of the reserved clam juice when necessary. Remove the clams from their shells, keeping 8 to 10 in the shells for garnish. Add the clams and saffron. Mix well and serve with Portuguese bread.

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About Portuguese Clams and Rice

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Seafood