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Jamaican Rice Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Jamaican Rice

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"Authentic Jamaican rice. This adds a sweet, vegetarian complement to spicy dishes!"

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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    45 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and red apple; cook and stir until onion is transparent. Season with curry powder, and stir in the water. Add the rice and molasses, cover, and cook over low heat until the rice is tender, and water has been absorbed, about 30 minutes.
  2. Mix in the banana, then sprinkle the coconut on top. Heat through for a moment over low heat before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 10, 2007

This was a great dish to go along with Jamaican Jerked Chicken. I used 1/2 coconut milk and 1/2 water to cook the rice. Just perfect taste to go along with the spicyness of the main dish.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 06, 2007

I served this at a large party, and everyone either loved or hated it. it was pretty much split 50-50


42 Ratings

Jul 07, 2007

mmmm, definitely briliiant. would keep this recipe. I used shrimp in mine, and also added a dab of salt and pepper. like other reviewers it is definitely a different taste, but real good. Other modifications; i used basmati rice and steamed the rice first till done. Then stir fried the cooked rice with the other ingredients. I also used coconut milk in part to cook the rice.

Feb 06, 2008

I was very suprised that I liked this! I only made it to go with the Jamaican beef patties, and I had all the ingredients on hand, but it was actually pretty tastey. I wouldn't want it everyday, and I was scared of eating any leftovers because of the banana, but it was definitely a good side for the Jamaican themed dinner.

Sep 27, 2010

I was quite pleasantly suprised by this recipe. My first thought was GROSS, but then I read the reviews and pretty much, on the whole, they were saying that this was a perfect compliment to a Jamaican Jerk recipe. So I thought I would give it whirl. I'm really glad that I did...and it was a perfect compliment to Jay's Jerk Chicken from this site. Only one person out of the five I made it for didn't like it...and that was solely because she doesn't like bananas. We won't count her...LOL! Thanks for a really unique and delicious recipe that I had a lot of fun making!!

Mar 23, 2008

I love this stuff! I usually forget one of the ingredients each time, but each time it's new and exciting.

Dec 01, 2009

Quite sweet (for a dinner rice in my opinion), but I combined it with chicken cooked with the jerk rub, and the two complimented each other wonderfully.

Jan 03, 2006

This dish was really unusual, but really good. Even my 2 1/2 year old liked it...must be b/c of the apples and bananas!!


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  • Calories
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 71.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 10.7 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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