Cape Verde Jagacida (Portuguese Rice)
A scrumptious rice dish that you can enjoy with just about anything.
- 1 ¼ cup long grain white rice
- 2 ½ cups water
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1 lb. Linguica sausage or turkey sausage equivalent
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 cup frozen lima beans
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil.
Heat the oil in a sauce pan and fry the sausage, season with salt and pepper
Add the onions and garlic stir until onions are tender but taking care not to burn garlic
Add water, tomato paste, bay leaf, and mix together well.
Add in the lima beans and rice stirring to combine, bring to a boil
Turn down to simmer and cover. Cook 20-30 minutes until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
Remove the bay leaf and serve.
Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 1463mg | Potassium: 734mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg