Arroz de Bacalhau – Salt Cod Fish & Rice Casserole


Most of you know the Portuguese saying; “there are 365 recipes for bacalhau, one for each day of the year”!

This recipe is super easy and takes only 30 minutes to prepare! If you’re lucky enough to have a Portuguese market nearby, you can buy the Codfish already hydrated.

It’s perfect for a main dish, or to serve as a side dish with Portuguese Fish Fillets! Enjoy!


Serves 4-6  Prep 10 min Cook 20 min


1/2 lb of Salt Cod (boneless & hydrated)

4 cups of cooked long grain rice (recipe here)

2 tbsp of Olive Oil

1 small onion diced

1/2 cup red & green pepper diced

2 small crushed ripe tomatoes (about 1 cup)

2 cloves of chopped garlic

2 tsp of chopped parsley

Salt & Pepper to taste

Black Olives for garnish



Cook the cod fish in boiling water for 10 minutes. Pat dry, shred into chunks and set aside.

In a medium heavy skillet on medium heat, saute the onions, garlic and peppers in the olive oil for about 2 minutes until translucent.

Add the tomatoes and cod fish, and cook for 5 minutes until the tomatoes have concentrated.

Add the cooked rice and stir to incorporate. Cook on low heat for a few minutes until the rice is hot. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Add the parsley and olives as garnish when ready to serve.


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