Recipe: Make Cape Verdean Jagacida Delicacy in 9 Simple Steps

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Jagacida is one of the many variations of rice in Africa. The dish is a simple Cape Verdean favorite, cooked with local linguica, bay leaves, onions, paprika, garlic, red beans, and rice. 

If you love different variations of rice like jollof, bariis, waakyeskoudehkaris, pilau rice, or general African dishes, you’ll also appreciate the taste of jagacida.

Below is the step-by-step guide to preparing the authentic Cape Verdean jagacida.

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How to Prepare Jagacida

Recipe: Make Cape Verdean Jagacida Delicacy in 9 Simple Steps
A sack and bowl of rice for jagacida. Image source: Freepik licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Ingredients

  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ cups of rice
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 3 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 14 oz can of red kidney beans
  • 1 lb of linguica (sausages), chopped

Instructions

  1. Pour the oil into a saucepan and heat until hot
  2. Add the linguica and fry until half-cooked
  3. Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes
  4. Add minced garlic and stir
  5. Pour in the chicken broth and salt to taste
  6. Add paprika, washed rice, red kidney beans and bay leaves
  7. Stir the jagacida, cover it and lower the heat
  8. Allow the rice to cook for 25-30 minutes until the rice absorbs the rice
  9. Remove the bay leaves, and serve 

Tips for Preparing Jagacida

  • You can use any type of sausage of your choice.
  • For the broth, you can use chicken or beef broth if vegetable broth is unavailable.
  • Use long-grain rice to prevent the jagacida from sticking.
  • Add a protein of your choice, like chicken or meat.

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Cape Verdean Jagacida

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Recipe: Make Cape Verdean Jagacida Delicacy in 9 Simple StepsSedi Djentuh
Jagacida is one of the many variations of rice in Africa. The dish is a simple Cape Verdean favorite, cooked with local linguica, bay leaves, onions, paprika, garlic, red beans, and rice.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 5
Calories 241 kcal

Equipment

Non-stick cooking pot

Ingredients
  

  • Salt to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 ½ cups of rice
  • 1 tbsp of paprika
  • 2 onions minced
  • 3 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 14 oz can of red kidney beans
  • 1 lb of linguica sausages, chopped

Instructions
 

  • Pour the oil into a saucepan and heat until hot
  • Add the linguica and fry until half-cooked
  • Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes
  • Add minced garlic and stir
  • Pour in the chicken broth and salt to taste
  • Add paprika, washed rice, red kidney beans and bay leaves
  • Stir the jagacida, cover it and lower the heat
  • Allow the rice to cook for 25-30 minutes until the rice absorbs the rice
  • Remove the bay leaves, and serve

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Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 241kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 5.2gFat: 12.3gSaturated Fat: 3.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5.6gCholesterol: 17.6mgSodium: 1186.6mgPotassium: 390.6mgFiber: 4.6gSugar: 0.5gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 18.1mgCalcium: 8.1mgIron: 19.6mg
Keyword Jagacida, Rice recipe
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Sedi Djentuh
Sedi Djentuh
Hey, Sedi here, a content writer. She's fascinated by the interplay between people, lifestyle, relationships, tech and communication dedicated to empowering and spreading positive messages about humanity. She's an avid reader and a student of personal weekly workouts. When she's not writing, Sedi is busy advocating for plastic-free earth with her local NGO.

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