Diri ak Djon Djon (Haitian Black Mushroom Rice)

The name "diri djon djon," is the Haitian Creole term for black mushroom rice. This flavorful dish was taught and brought to me by my Haitian husband. It's so good. We make it at the least, every 2 weeks! He says I now make it better than him! Serve with a side of boiled plantains (bannann peze).

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 servings


  • 1 cup canola oil

  • 1 Scotch bonnet chile pepper, chopped

  • 2 cubes black mushroom-flavored bouillon (such as Maggi® Djon Djon)

  • 1 cube chicken bouillon (such as Maggi®)

  • 1 cube seasoning bouillon (such as Maggi®)

  • 2 tablespoons crushed red pepper

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic

  • 2 cups frozen lima beans

  • 2 (14 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • 6 cups water

  • 3 cups uncooked jasmine rice


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add Scotch bonnet pepper, bouillon cubes, red pepper, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, and thyme; cook and stir until cubes dissolve. Add garlic and saute for another 4 minutes. Turn up heat to medium-high; stir in lima beans and cook for 4 minutes. Pour in coconut milk and bring to a boil; stir until mixture turns black.

  2. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in another pot. Stir in rice and let boil for about 10 minutes. Turn heat down to medium and mix in coconut milk mixture; cook for about 7 minutes more. Reduce heat to low.

  3. Place a clean dishcloth over the pot. Put a lid over the top and allow to steam for at least 15 to 20 minutes. Uncover and serve.

Cook's Notes:

You can use a habanero pepper instead of a Scotch bonnet.

Use 1/2 of an onion, chopped, instead of powder, if preferred.

Use 3 sprigs fresh thyme instead of dried, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

867 Calories
50g Fat
93g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 867
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50g 64%
Saturated Fat 21g 104%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1759mg 76%
Total Carbohydrate 93g 34%
Dietary Fiber 12g 41%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 9mg 47%
Potassium 1063mg 23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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