Jagacita - Jag - Portugal

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This recipe is submitted for play in CQ3 – Azores. It is a Portugese recipe by Ana Patuleia Ortins.

I love rice dishes, this one sounds terrific.


★★★★★ 2 votes

5 Min
50 Min
Stove Top


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    1⁄4 cup olive oil
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    1 cup onion, finely chopped
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    2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped, fresh
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    1 teaspoon paprika
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    2 bay leaves
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    6 cups water
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    3 cups long grain rice, uncooked
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    2 teaspoons salt, coarse sea salt
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    1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground (may use black pepper)
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    2 cups beans, lima, kidney, butter (freshly cooked or canned)

How to Make Jagacita - Jag - Portugal


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot, add the onions and sauté until they are lightly golden, then toss in the parsley, paprika and bay leaves and simmer for a minute.
  2. Pour in the water, cover and bring to a boil, then add the rice, salt and pepper, and re-cover.
  3. When the rice starts to boil, reduce the heat to simmer and cook until the rice is almost down, about 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in the beans, recover and continue to simmer for 15 minutes more, then shut off the heat and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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About Jagacita - Jag - Portugal

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Portugese

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