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: