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Delicious Jamaican Rice Recipe

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by Gen Wilson (subscribe)
A love of the weird and wonderful keeps me writing!
Published August 24th 2012
A quick, simple meal that's actually tasty
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Create delicious Jamaican Rice.

I've always struggled to know what to do with rice apart from the old vegetable stir-fry which seems to make a regular appearance on our dinner table. Last weeks culinary challenge was to get creative and make a recipe I hadn't yet made with rice. I found the recipe for Jamaican Rice, made a few alterations, and was pleasantly surprised by the result. It was quick, simple and tasty. Here's how it's done:


250g firm tofu
2 tbsp thyme (fresh or dried)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 sliced brown onion
1 crushed garlic clove
1 small red chilli
400ml of vegetable stock
200g basmati rice
4tbsp coconut cream
400g canned red kidney beans, drained
salt and pepper

Some of the ingredients could be sitting at the back of the pantry.


1) Cut the tofu into bite-sized cubes . Toss with half the chopped thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

2) Heat 1tbsp of oil in a frying pan and fry the tofu stirring occasionally. Remove and keep warm.

Set tofu aside and keep warm.

3) Fry the onion in the remaining oil, stirring for 3-4 minutes.

4) Stir in the garlic, chilli and remaining thyme. Add the stock and bring to the boil.

5) Stir in the rice then reduce the heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes until the rice is tender. You may need to stir occasionally to stop the rice from sticking.

Jamaican Rice
Once you've put the rice in, stir occasionally.

6) Stir in the coconut cream and red kidney beans. Cook gently for 2-3 minutes.

7) Spoon the tofu over the rice and serve hot.

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Enjoy your meal with a glass of red.

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Cost: Under $10
Your Comment
This looks really good. I want to try it :-)
by toodl (score: 1|75) 2740 days ago
Can't wait to try it!
by Fiona (score: 1|38) 2739 days ago
Well I tried this. I used soy beans instead of red kidney as that is what I had in the pantry. I used extra chilli and garlic because i LOVE chilli and garlic. It was very easy and VERY tasty. Thank you. I have been telling all my vego friends about it :-)
by toodl (score: 1|75) 2737 days ago
Go for it! It doesn't take long. Thanks for your comment.
by Gen Wilson (score: 2|206) 2740 days ago
Awesome. So glad you enjoyed it.
by Gen Wilson (score: 2|206) 2737 days ago
This sounds delicious! I'm so trying this tomorrow! :D
by Tema (score: 2|839) 2734 days ago
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