214. This recipe is a variation of a classic Portuguese Rice dish called "JAG". It is so basic and comes together in about one hour. I first had this dish during our first year of marriage when we stayed with friends. Wanda made this dish for dinner and It was so delicious I asked for the recipe. We grabbed a blank envelope, tore it open and I jotted down the recipe as Wanda shared it with me. I still use the original hand scrawled recipe each time I make it.
1 large onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 or 3 Tablespoons bacon grease (opt.)
2 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup long grain rice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon Gravy Master
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon tumeric powder
pinch of Cayenne pepper
16 oz kidney beans, peas, pigeon peas or lima beans, cooked and set aside
Saute' onions, and garlic in bacon grease with sausage, about 5 minutes.
Add water, rice and remaining ingredients except beans. Boil slowly 20 minutes. Add beans, turn burner off and cover.
Steam for another 10 minutes. Serves 6.
"Lies have short legs."
"It's roses, my Lord."
~Elizabeth of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, to King Denis of Portugal when he was about to discover she was feeding the poor with the palace's food.