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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 39kcal


  • 2-1/2 cups broth fish, meat, or vegetable
  • 1 TBS tomato paste
  • 1-1/2 cups manioc or coarse cassava flour
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Assemble your ingredients together.
  • In a saucepot over high heat, bring the broth to a rapid boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-high. Whisk in the tomato sauce until completely incorporated.
  • Vigorously stir or whisk in the manioc flour a little at a time until all the flour has been incorporated and the consistency is that of soft-serve ice cream or wet polenta.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the pirão right away with your fish, meat, or vegetable stew.



Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 124IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg