Category: RECIPES

Arroz de carreteiro (Mule driver’s rice)

Arroz de carreteiro (Mule driver’s rice)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Arroz de carreteiro”, “paçoca de carne seca”, “feijão-tropeiro”, like so many others, are dishes of the “tropeiro” cuisine, and they are part of social and cultural history of Brazil.In the State of Piauí, “arroz de carreteiro” is also known…

Arroz de festa (Party Rice)

Arroz de festa (Party Rice)

“Arroz de festa” or “arroz com passas” (raisins) is white rice, sweeter and tastier, cooked with raisins and white wine. It’s a side dish for Christmas turkey, smoked ham, baked fish and roasts, in special occasions such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Ingredients• 500…

Arroz de forno (Baked rice)

Arroz de forno (Baked rice)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO The baked rice is a great side dish to accompany meat, poultry or fish. It is a great way to use up leftover cooked rice, such as rice croquette recipe, and it is really easy and quick to cook.…

Arroz doce (Sweet Rice Pudding)

Arroz doce (Sweet Rice Pudding)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Arroz doce” is also a Portuguese recipe. It may be served as a dessert or as a snack, and it’s a traditional “festas juninas” (June festivities which coincide with the corn harvest) dish, celebrating St. Anthony’s, St. Peter’s and…

Bacalhoada da Vovó (Grandmother’s Codfish Recipe)

Bacalhoada da Vovó (Grandmother’s Codfish Recipe)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO There are so many salt dried cod recipes in Brazil, arrived with immigrants from all over the world. This one is my maternal (portuguese) grandmother’s recipe.It is good practice to reserve apart the cod’s boiled water to cook the…

Baião de dois (Rice and black-eyed peas cooked together)

Baião de dois (Rice and black-eyed peas cooked together)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO “Baião de dois” is a classic dish from Northeast Brazil. The recipe comes from the state of Ceará, but can be found all over Brazil, and there are innumerable variations for it.The curious name of this recipe is an…

Bala de gelatina de pinga (Cachaça gumdrops)

Bala de gelatina de pinga (Cachaça gumdrops)

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO Cachaça gumdrops are jelly candies with a slight hint of cachaça, covered with a thin layer of sugar. It is an unusual candy for dessert, loved by everyone who ate it. It’s also a great snack choice to sweeten…

Banana à milanesa (Fried Banana in Breadcrumbs)

Banana à milanesa (Fried Banana in Breadcrumbs)

This is a great side dish for a lot of Brazilian recipes and also for “feijoada”. The contrast between the crisp crust on the outside and the soft and sweet banana inside – sweet as well as salty – is very popular in Brazil. Ingredients•…