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

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

541 calories; 23.8 g total fat; 68 mg cholesterol; 255 mg sodium. 55.6 g carbohydrates; 26.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2010
This turned out so good although i didnt use the cabbage and I used Uncle Ben Rice. Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2015
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 used fresh whole Okra and instead of using chicken broth I used 2 beef boulillon and 4 cups of water and I also added 1 tbsp mushroom soy sauce. Read More
(5)
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2010
This turned out so good although i didnt use the cabbage and I used Uncle Ben Rice. Thanks Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2010
This turned out so good although i didnt use the cabbage and I used Uncle Ben Rice. Thanks Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2011
I added more and different kinds of bean i.e chick peas. Great tasting and it lasted for days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2012
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 made a half recipe (my 1/2 can of coconut milk remember) except I left out the scotch bonnet pepper the chicken and used the whole can of black-eyed peas for a 1/2 recipe. The coconut milk added that little something extra and the cabbage was just a hint. If you also swapped out chicken broth for veggie broth this would make a yummy vegan dinner. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
Excellent but doesnt need chicken or cabbage. Add corned beef and pig tail. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
10/08/2015
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 used fresh whole Okra and instead of using chicken broth I used 2 beef boulillon and 4 cups of water and I also added 1 tbsp mushroom soy sauce. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
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. Turned out great!! Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2013
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 cabbage on the side)otherwise followed everything else exactly as stated and the flavor was wonderful. Thanks for posting Tatiana. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/26/2019
Followed the recipe...was alright; my boys really liked it...I'd make it again but would spice it up a bit more Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2019
I love this recipe! And it is so easy to adapt. Read More