16 January 2010

My Portuguese Seafood Rice Recipe

Seafood rice is one of my all time favorite dishes. In Portugal we have plenty fresh seafood at a reasonable price but for this recipe you can also use a mixture of frozen seafood.
Below is my step by step recipe:


~ 600 gr of different seafood types
~ 1 Onion
~ 1 Garlic clove
~ 2/3 Tomatoes
~ 2 small pieces green bell-pepper
~ 1 Cup Rice (200/250 gr)
~ 2 Tablespoons Olive oil
~ Fresh coriander
~ Salt & black pepper


Put one medium size chopped onion with one garlic clove and two tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a pan. Take to stove and fry until the onion is golden.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 5 more minutes.

Use a blender to liquefy tomatoes and onion mixture. Add 4 cups of water (1 liter), green bell pepper and take it to stove again.

Add the rice, mix well and after 3 minutes add the seafood mixture.
Season with salt and black pepper (pepper is optional).

Cover the pan with a lid and let the seafood rice cook for 5 more minutes.

Sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander, mix and cook the seafood rice for a couple more minutes. After turning off the stove cover the pan with the lid again because the rice will finish cooking by itself.
Here´s a picture of the final result:

Serves 4.


Mariuca said...

Oh my seafood rice looks so good..... thanks for sharing Mize! :)

Anonymous said...

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Hillary said...

I just found your blog through Mommy Meals (dinnertimeat.blogspot.com), and I am SO excited!! I was born in Portugal but was adopted by an American couple when I was only 3 days old. I can't remember anything about my country and have been longing for some authentic recipes to make me feel like I've got a small piece of my heritage with me. I cannot WAIT to try out your recipes!!! Thank you!

I posted a link to your blog on my cooking blog (dinner-inspiration.blogspot.com). :)

--Hillary from Delicious Dishes

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j3ssyl33 said...

love this it was a fav growing up.. my vovoa always added a lil saffron ..

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious! I went to Portugal recently and loved this dish. What kind of rice do you use?