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Anyone know how to make the Portuguese Rice from Costa Verde (Toronto)?


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Anyone know how to make the Portuguese Rice from Costa Verde (Toronto)?

dd55 | Jan 8, 2007 09:14 PM

Thanks to this forum I found a good take out place called Costa Verde at the corner of rogers and oakwood. They have great chicken, potatoes and rice that I usually get to feed my family of 4. We enjoy the rice very much because it is something ifferent from our usual everyday rice we eat at home. We are big fans of rice, we go through a 8kg bag in 2-3 weeks and are always looking for a new rice to make at home.

Now this rice from Costa Verde, I have no idea what they use to make the great taste, I have tried Tomato Sauce, Chicken and Beef bouillon cubes with red food coloring, Red Peppers sauce, saffron/turmeric with food coloring and a bunch of other stuff and recipes from the internet but can't get the right taste. The closest I have come is using a seasoning called Sazon Goya with Culantro and Achiote and the color is almost the same but it looks like a kind of ugly radio active orange with a bland taste, like it is missing a lot of ingredients.

Anyone know how to make it? If you want the chicken sauce they use at this place it is frank's hot sauce, I am certain because I saw the guy pouring it from a bottle. I haven't been able to try it because I have no grill.

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