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A red bowl filled with rice, red onion and shallots

Biro biro rice

Published: February 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Traditionally in Brazil, biro biro rice contains matchstick-shaped pieces of potato. This recipe from Latin-American London-based restaurant Cabana uses crisp shallots instead

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal504
fat13.4g
saturates1.9g
carbs78.8g
fibre1.3g
protein8.9g
salt1g
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Make this Brazilian rice dish, then check out our Brazilian piri piri spatchcocked poussin and Brazilian moqueca. Find more Brazilian recipes here, then check out the 10 things we love about São Paulo cuisine.

Ingredients

  • 400g basmati rice
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 4 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 4 spring onions, chopped

SHALLOTS

  • for deep frying oil
  • 1 large or 2 small shallot, halved and finely sliced
  • 50g plain flour
  • 200ml milk

Method

  • STEP 1

    To cook the shallots, heat a deep fryer to 190C or heat oil in a saucepan no more than a third full until a piece of bread browns in 30 seconds. Dip the shallots in the flour, then the milk, drain and dip in the flour again. Shake off any excess, then deep fry until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.

  • STEP 2

    Wash the rice under cold running water until the water runs clear. Put it in a pan with 700ml water and 2 tsp salt. Bring to the boil then turn down, cover and simmer until all the liquid is absorbed.

  • STEP 3

    In a separate pan, heat the olive oil and cook the red onions until soft. Add the rice, stirring gently, followed by the parsley and spring onion. Check the seasoning, then spoon into bowls and top with the shallots.

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