Jamaican Seasoned Rice

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This flavorful Jamaican seasoned rice is easy to prepare with long grain brown rice, callaloo, ackee, cabbage, pumpkin, carrot, peas, carrot in a seasoned coconut broth.

Jamaican Seasoned Rice

This flavorful Jamaican seasoned rice is easy to prepare with long grain brown rice, callaloo, ackee, cabbage, pumpkin, carrot, peas, carrot in a seasoned coconut broth. This healthy version one-pot meal is a vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and huge hit.

Because of my family's love for rice, I have an amazing array of vegan rice dishes on here for you to try, Vegan Rice Recipes, Vegan Red Beans And Rice, and Spinach Rice.

Jamaican Seasoned Rice in a white bowl, brown rice, pumpkin, carrots, callaloo, ackeeJamaican Seasoned Rice

In Jamaica, seasoned rice is a popular one-pot dish, seasoned rice is traditionally prepared loaded with vegetables, meat, cooked in fragrant coconut milk. 

For a healthier vegan seasoned rice, I used long grain brown rice. Any variety of brown rice can be used,  I love the nuttier flavor, the higher fiber, and the loaded nutrients in brown rice. You can use Jasmine or Basmati brown rice.

Jamaican Seasoned Rice Ingredients

  •  Brown Rice
  • Coconut Oi
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Green Onion
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Allspice
  • Tomato
  • Carrot 
  • Pumpkin
  • Cabbage
  • Callaloo
  • Coconut Milk
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Sweet Corn
  • Green Peas
  • Ackee

Additional Optional Ingredients

You can also add a vegan protein like Baked Tofu Nuggets, Gluten-Free Vegan Sausage, or Jerk Tofu.

How To Make Seasoned Rice?

  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, green onions, red bell pepper, thyme, and allspice. Cook stirring constantly until onion is soft. 
  2. Add tomatoes, carrot, pumpkin, cabbage, callaloo, brown rice and stir.
  3. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, and top with Scotch bonnet pepper.
  4. Cover pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Gently stir in sweet corn, green peas, ackee, cover the pot and cook for 5-10 minutes or until rice is tender.
  6. Fluff with a fork, add additional cooked vegan protein and serve.
  7. Serve seasoned rice with a salad, curry or jerk recipe. 

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Tips For Making Jamaican Seasoned Rice?

  1. Leave the Scotch bonnet pepper whole if you want to avoid the fiery heat, if you want it to be a little spicy then add only a small amount of the chopped pepper but discard the seeds. f
  2. If your rice isn't tender after the time recommended, add a 1/4 cup water and cover using the method used in, How To Cook Brown Jasmine Rice?

What To Serve With Jamaican Seasoned Rice?


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Nutrition

Energy:
240 kcal / 1003 kJ
Fat:
9 g
Protein:
6 g
Carbs:
33 g
Per serving

Cooking Time

Preparation:
20 min
Cooking:
1 h
Ready in:
1 h 20 min
For:
18 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, green onions, red bell pepper, thyme, and allspice. Cook stirring constantly until onion is soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add tomatoes, carrot, pumpkin, cabbage, callaloo, brown rice and stir.
  3. Add coconut milk, vegetable broth, and top with Scotch bonnet pepper. If using vegetable broth instead of vegan bouillon then you want to season with salt to taste now. It should actually have enough salt that when you taste it, it should taste how you want the finished rice to taste because the rice will absorb some of the flavors as it swells.
  4. Cover pot and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Gently stir in sweet corn, green peas, ackee, cover the pot and cook for 5-10 minutes or until rice is tender.
  6. Fluff with a fork, add additional cooked vegan protein and serve.

Michelle Blackwood

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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6 Comments
  1. Philly
    August 14, 2019

    How much coconut milk