275: Portuguese-Style Rice with Rosemary

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I happened across the recipe for Portuguese-Style Rice with Rosemary when I already wanted to cook some bacon that I had. This was pretty simple to make. I didn’t measure how much bacon grease I sauteed the onion and spices in; I just used however much was left after I fried 3 slices. I don’t have garlic salt, so I used 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt, leaving out some of the salt even though garlic salt is usually pretty salty. I used about 1 1/3 cups jasmine rice, since I don’t have regular long-grain rice. The jasmine rice cooked up more quickly than the recipe called for.

Portuguese-Style Rice with Rosemary

We both really enjoyed this. Alex thought it tasted like Spanish rice even though it wasn’t colored red. I wouldn’t go that far, but I did enjoy the tomatoes in it paired with the rosemary, chicken broth, and bacon. The bacon drippings in particular gave the rice a good flavor. This was a pretty easy recipe overall, and I’d definitely make it again.

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