Brazilian Sweet Banana and Rice Dish

Brazilian Sweet Banana and Rice Dish This is a Brazilian dish that has an odd ingredient, bananas. The bananas are almost a dessert on their own but are eaten along with rice in a dish that can be varied to one’s taste.


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 20 mins

    COOK : 1 hr 50 mins

    TOTAL : 2 hrs 10 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

  • Combine lemon juice, sugar, butter, and rum in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved and sauce thickens slightly, about 10 minutes.

  • Arrange bananas cut-side down in the baking dish. Pour enough sauce over bananas to cover, reserving any extra sauce for serving.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until bananas are soft and sticky, about 30 minutes.

  • Bring water and brown rice to a boil in another saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

  • Combine black beans and diced tomatoes in a skillet over low heat; heat until warmed through, about 10 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sausage links; cook, flipping often, until no longer pink in the center, about 10 minutes. Slice sausage into small pieces.

  • Scoop rice into a large bowl. Pour black beans on top. Sprinkle dill and basil on top. Add sausage; mix gently to combine. Serve bananas alongside.

Per Serving: 932 calories; protein 24.3g; carbohydrates 178g; fat 15.3g; cholesterol 26.7mg; sodium 1015.9mg. Reserve extra sauce for serving alongside the dish.