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

Advertisement

Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

    Advertisement
  • Mix in the banana, then sprinkle the coconut on top. Heat through for a moment over low heat before serving.

Nutrition Facts

398.3 calories; 6.1 g protein; 71.6 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 11.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (35)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
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. Read More
(21)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2007
I served this at a large party and everyone either loved or hated it. it was pretty much split 50-50 Read More
(4)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
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. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
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. Read More
(21)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2007
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. Read More
(21)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2008
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. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
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!! Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2008
I love this stuff! I usually forget one of the ingredients each time but each time it's new and exciting. Read More
(6)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2009
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. Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2006
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!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
08/06/2007
I served this at a large party and everyone either loved or hated it. it was pretty much split 50-50 Read More
(4)
Rating: 2 stars
03/17/2010
Sorry but I just didn't like this. Also the people at the Caribbean Nights dinner didn't like it either. I followed the recipe all the way too. IF I do try it again I would leave out the curry completely and use white rice rather than the brown. Read More
(3)