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Cape Verde Jagacida (Portuguese Rice)

A scrumptious rice dish that you can enjoy with just about anything.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cape Verde
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 682kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 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