Rice with Pequi

  • Yield: 8
  • Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Ready In: 35m
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Rice with Pequi

Rice with Pequi is made with this fruit originating from the cerrado with a marked and particular flavor. It is considered the culinary gem of the Central West, being the raw material for many traditional recipes from the region.

Pequi is very aromatic, caloric and sweet in flavor. So if the taste sweet and sour. However, it is always worth a try.

If you don't know where to find Pequi you can buy them online on this website Plaz

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  • 3 cups of Basmati rice
  • 3 spoons of oil
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 3 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 6 Pequi seeds
  • 1 l of boiling water
  • Salt to taste


Step 1

In a medium saucepan add the oil, garlic and onion and salt to fry over medium heat.

Step 2

Add the Pequi seeds and turn with a spoon and fry together with the other ingredients.

Step 3

As soon as you see that the garlic and onion begin to brown, add the rice and mix well for a few seconds, important is that you turn with a spoon so as not to burn.

Step 4

Now add the boiling water and let it cook for about 20 minutes. The right point of rice It would be when the water is withdrawn from us and the rice is cooked. If the rice is too hot, add the water and close with the lid of the pan.

Step 5

Be careful, the rice must not be like risotto but it must be drier. Before serving, mix the ingredients to blend. Enjoy your meal.

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