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Arroz de Grelos
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins

Arroz de grelos is a simple Portuguese rice dish that is creamy and starchy with the subtle bitterness from the greens. It is a comfort food that is hearty and warm and melts in your mouth with each bite.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Portuguese, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nisha Ramesh
  • cups short-grain rice (e.g. arroz carolino)
  • 5 oz. rapini (also called broccoli rabe)
  • 1 onion , finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic , crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cube bouillon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Thoroughly wash the rapini and blanch it in salted water. Drain and reserve.
  2. Bring 6 cups of water to a boil in a saucepan. Add the bouillon cube and cook for a few minutes over medium heat until the cube dissolves.
  3. In another saucepan, heat the olive oil, add the onion and garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally until lightly browned.
  4. Add the rice and stir well.
  5. Add reserved broth and rapini, stir, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
  6. If necessary, add boiling water during cooking to keep enough broth so that the rice is well hydrated.