Brazilian Black Rice Recipe

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Mia Published: September 16, 2021
Brazilian Black Rice Recipe

How To Make Brazilian Black Rice

This black rice recipe is inspired by the beaches of Brazil. It combines squid and shrimps with flavorful and fiber-rich rice.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes



  • cupswater
  • 1cupblack rice
  • 1small onion
  • 1large garlic clove
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ¾lbmedium shrimp
  • 1tsprosemary,chopped
  • ¾lbsmall squid,cleaned
  • 1cupdry white wine
  • ½cuptomato sauce


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil with the rice. Cover and simmer over moderately low heat until tender. This will take about 45 minutes.

  2. In a medium skillet, cook the onion and garlic in the butter over moderate heat until softened. Stir in the rice, season with salt and pepper, cover, and keep warm.

  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the shrimp and half a teaspoon of the rosemary; season with salt and pepper. Cook over moderate heat, turning once, until just white throughout; transfer to a plate.

  4. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to the skillet; increase the heat to moderately high. Add half of the squid and ¼ teaspoon of the rosemary; season with salt and pepper.

  5. Cook, turning once, until the squid is just firm, 1 minute; transfer to the plate. Repeat with the remaining squid, half tablespoon of oil and ¼ teaspoon of rosemary.

  6. Add the wine to the skillet and cook for 1 minute, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom. Stir in the tomato sauce and the seafood; cook just until heated through.

  7. Season with salt and pepper. Mound the rice on plates, top with the seafood and sauce, and serve right away.


  • Calories: 504.42kcal
  • Fat: 17.68g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.64g
  • Trans Fat: 0.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.38g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.76g
  • Fiber: 2.79g
  • Sugar: 2.42g
  • Protein: 29.29g
  • Cholesterol: 320.59mg
  • Sodium: 1141.99mg
  • Calcium: 118.27mg
  • Potassium: 618.47mg
  • Iron: 2.33mg
  • Vitamin A: 110.38µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.86mg
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