This recipe for Nourishing Rice or ‘Arroz de Sustancia’ is a delicious side dish that can be served with our Pork Medallions Portuguese recipe that we shared yesterday!
In Portugal, this rice is sometimes eaten as a meal and so they call it Arroz de Sustancia, or ‘nourishing rice’ for that reason! Long grain white rice is seasoned with onions, carrots and garlic that has been sautéed in bacon fat and olive oil, with additional flavors from diced prosciutto and a touch of tomato paste.
The flavors in this nourishing rice are the perfect complement to any pork main dish, but it is especially delicious alongside a dinner of our Pork Medallions Portuguese and our Marinated Green Beans with Cilantro and Garlic. This recipe makes enough to serve at a large family meal, but you can easily cut the recipe in half for a smaller family if you’d prefer. (But it’s so delicious, you won’t mind having leftovers if you make the full recipe!)
Adapted from The Food of Portugal.
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