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Caribbean Spinach Rice Recipe

Caribbean Spinach Rice Recipe

Prep Time 1 hr 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 4 People
Calories 277 kcal


  • 2-3 cups Spinach (chopped).
  • 1 tsp Salt (can adjust to taste).
  • ½ Medium-sized Onion (diced).
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (crushed).
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper.
  • 4 Thyme Sprigs.
  • 2 Scallions (chopped).
  • ¼ tsp All-spice.
  • Coconut Milk.
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil.
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper.
  • 2 cup Brown Rice (parboiled).
  • 2 cup Water.


 Just follow these simple instructions for a delicious meal of Spinach Rice:

  • Thoroughly wash (soak in water for about 30 minutes) and strain the Spinach. Trim the leaves into 1 cm ribbons and put them aside. Discard any tough stems.
  • Heat some Olive Oil in a wide pan/pot on low to medium flame. Add Onion, Scallions, Garlic, All-Spice, Black Pepper, and Thyme. Cook for at least 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the Spinach while stirring. Add Salt.
  • Place rice in a large bowl and fill with water. Run your fingers in between the rice grains a few times. When the water turns cloudy, drain the rice and repeat till the water is fairly clear.
  • Add this washed rice to the pot and mix well. Next, turn up the heat and add Water and Coconut Milk
  • When the water starts boiling, place the whole Scotch Bonnet on top. Be careful not to break it to preserve the flavors of the oils. Stir well.
  • Cover the pot and lower the heat and let the mixture simmer for about 22to 25 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat but do not lift the cover right away, allowing the rice to cook in the residual heat for about 15 minutes.
  • Lift the lid, remove the Scotch Bonnet, and fluff the rice using a fork. Serve immediately.
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