We show you the process for making this Portuguese food favorite and share a tasty Arroz de Pato recipe so you can cook Portuguese duck rice in your own kitchen. In a good Arroz de Pato, duck, rice and a host of aromatic flavor elements share the food stage in beautiful, heavenly unison. The starch in Arroz de Pato is more of a polymer-like building block in the dish than the star of the show. Locals typically eat Arroz de Pato at home on Sundays or for special occasions. The Portuguese food favorite can also be found on restaurant menus throughout the slender Iberian nation. Although Portuguese people have been eating rice since Moorish settlers introduced the starchy crop to Portugal more than 1, years ago, historians typically attribute duck rice to China. Other countries like Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand also eat versions of duck rice in their local cuisines.