Jagacinda (Jag)

Jagacinda (jag) Recipe

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Jennette Canto


Jag is a traditional Cape Verdean recipe for a classic dish of beans and rice. I hope you enjoy this classic.


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25 Min


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medium onion
3 c
1 lb
cooked or canned lima or kidney beans
salt and pepper
4 Tbsp

How to Make Jagacinda (Jag)


  • 1Cut up onions in a 2 quart pan. Simmer in oil until golden brown.
  • 2Add 6 cups of water to onions, and season to taste with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • 3Bring to a boil and add 3 cups of rice. Lower heat, add beans of choice, cover pan, and simmer simmer for 25 minutes, or until water is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  • 4Turn off stove and let stand. Serve with chicken linguicia, of other meats.

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About Jagacinda (Jag)

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Portugese
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #Portuguese, #Cape, #Verdean

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