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Jamaican Recipies (Jamaican Rice)

Updated on March 16, 2013

Jamaican Cook up Rice Recipes

Jamaican recipes are always fun, and its quickly gaining popularity across the U.S., for good reason. Jamaican dishes are hearty, flavorful and interesting. This Jamaican food recipe is for cook up rice.

Cook up rice is a one pot meal consisting of whatever vegetables happen to be in the kitchen. You may wish to use red beans, peas or squash. Absolutely what ever your heart desires.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 4-6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green or red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small zucchini, diced
  • 8-10 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2-1 scotch bonnet peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups long grain white rice
  • 2 cups winder squash (butternut, red kuri, or West Indian pumpkin) or sweet potato, diced peeled
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, dried
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups leafy greens (kale, chared, or spinach), chopped


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, bell pepper, zucchini, mushrooms, and Scotch bonnet pepper. Cook, stirring, for 5-7 minutes over medium high heat. Add 2 1/4 cups water, the coconut milk, rice, squash, parsley, thyme, allspice, and salt and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about 20 minutes over low heat.
  2. Fluff the rice and stir in the greens. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Skarlet, your talents in cooking are vast! I like the ingredients you have listed, especially the coconut milk flavor.