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Guyanese Cookup Rice

Rated as 4.55 out of 5 Stars

"My grandmother's recipe. It's delicious and can be made with or without meat. It's also very versatile. Here I am using chicken, however you can use brisket, pigtail, oxtail, the list is endless."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 541 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Slice the scotch bonnet chile in half, and chop one half. Reserve both halves. (Chile is very hot, so use gloves when chopping, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth after chopping.) Cut the chicken pieces into large chunks.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat, and pan-fry the chicken pieces until brown on all sides, about 15 minutes. Stir in chopped chile, onion, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the rice, and stir to coat with oil. Let the rice fry until it turns slightly opaque but doesn't brown. Pour in the chicken stock, bring to a boil over medium heat, and reduce heat to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes, and stir in the coconut milk, thyme, black-eyed peas, and green onions until well combined. Lay the cabbage chunks on top of the mixture, and place the remaining half chile on top of the cabbage.
  3. Cover, and simmer until the rice and cabbage are tender, about 20 minutes. Check occasionally to see if the mixture is getting too dry on the bottom, and add a small amount of water if needed to prevent burning. Before serving, stir in butter, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 541 calories; 23.8 g fat; 55.6 g carbohydrates; 26.7 g protein; 68 mg cholesterol; 255 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This turned out so good although i didnt use the cabbage and I used Uncle Ben Rice. Thanks

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A good starter recipe for cookup rice. However, following the recipe I made few changes to my version. I used beef, bacon, blackeye peas and red kidney beans and instead of using cabbage, I u...

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This turned out so good although i didnt use the cabbage and I used Uncle Ben Rice. Thanks

I added more and different kinds of bean, i.e chick peas. Great tasting and it lasted for days.

Great variation on beans on rice. I had 1/2 a can of coconut milk and cabbage to use up which is how I found this recipe. I'm only one person who is trying to eat more meatless meals, so I mad...

A good starter recipe for cookup rice. However, following the recipe I made few changes to my version. I used beef, bacon, blackeye peas and red kidney beans and instead of using cabbage, I u...

Excellent but doesnt need chicken or cabbage. Add corned beef and pig tail.

I did not have scotch bonnet peppers so I used some cayenne instead. I also substituted the black eyed peas with red kidney beans. I also used kale in lieu of cabbage. Hey I really wanted to try...

This recipe came out very good. My family raved over it and told me to "save the recipe" so I can make it again. I made it without the chicken or cabbage (served carribean chicken and the cabbag...

It's okay, but the cabbage sort of makes it bland. I don't use the cabbage anymore.

Two words: comfort food. It's rich and hearty and will definitely make you want to curl up on the couch with a bowl of it. Really subtly flavorful and satisfying. I'll definitely be making this ...