Caribbean rice is actually the most tasteful of them all. You can never tell how this was made; you can never guess it until someone actually shows you. 😀
This is neither jollof rice nor fried rice, it is beyond rice. When you discover how to seamlessly combine beautiful fruits, meats, natural condiments and rice together; you will end up with something that is simply more than rice.

I have actually made and eaten over ten different rice meals but there is sometime special about this Caribbean rice meal. People just can’t get enough of it; I couldn’t either.

I can’t say so much about the origin of this delicious rice meal, I just know it is to die for!

So let’s get to it already.

Caribbean rice

That is a delicious plate of my favorite rice meal – served with grilled chicken leg. For more rice recipes and tips for grilling chicken, please get the Rice Book.

Serving: 6 persons

  • 3 cups of rice
  • 2 KG chicken laps
  • 1 cup of sliced green pepper
  • 1 cup of sliced red bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 cup of sliced carrot
  • 3 cup of fried ripe plantain cube
  • 1 cup of sliced onions
  • 2 spoons of browning
  • 3 clubs of maggi or knorr
  • salt and pepper to test
  • 1 sachet of kitchen glory[chicken seasion
  • 150 min of vegetable oil
  • 400g of beef cube
Preparation time: 90 minutes

Beef cubes are just beef (cow meat) that are thinly chopped. The fried plantain cubes are just the regular fried plantain but you have to sliced them in cube shapes, the same way you slice them when you are making plantain porridge (but a little bigger). Then fry them.

Don’t be terrified by the list of ingredients above, they can be purchased from anywhere in Nigeria and Diaspora.
The browning is the regular one used in making cakes and pastries, you can purchase it from the same place you buy ingredients for cakes.

How To Make Caribbean Rice

Start by parboiling the chicken with the usual ingredient [I used 2 cube of Maggi, teaspoon each of curry and thyme, one sachet of kitchen glory, a teaspoons of salt and half cup of sliced onion]. Once the chicken is properly cooked, don’t allow the stock (meat water) to dry. Pick with a fork and fry or grill. In this case, I decided to grill the chicken.

Also parboil the beef cubes in a small pot with a cube of maggi and pinch of salt. Add one cup of water and allow to cook until they are very soft. Separate the beef from the stock once it is well cooked and set aside both the stock and beef.

Slice the carrot, plantain, green pepper, onions and beef (if that is not done already), I purchased beef cubes directly from spar, so I didn’t get to slice it again.

making-Caribbean-rice

Fry the plantain and set aside. Pour boiled water on 3 cups of rice, allow to sit for 3 minutes, wash and cook until it is 75 percent done. Don’t overcook it, or the food wouldn’t turn out well. You have to watch this rice closely. Add two spoons of browning to the rice, stir evenly and set aside.

Join the chicken and beef stock together. It shouldn’t be more than a cup.

Set your cooking pot on heat and add 100ml of vegetable oil. Allow to heat for a minute before adding the beef cubes. fry the beef cubes for 3-5 minutes until it darkens, just as it appears in the image above. Remove the beef cubes and pour in the remaining sliced onions. Stir, add the sliced green pepper, red bell pepper and carrot.
Making Caribbean rice

Add the chicken/beef stock, a teaspoon of salt, a cube of maggi (or knorr) and a teaspoon of ground (pepper). Stir all together. Allow a minute, then transfer the colored rice. Turn evenly, taste for salt, you can add another cube of maggi. Once the taste is good enough, add the fried meat and fried plantain.
Caribbean Rice

Turn evenly, cover your pot and allow simmering on low heat for 3-5 minutes.

Serve your Caribbean rice with fried or grilled chicken. This delicious rice meal is the top on my list at the moment. What do you think? Talk to me via the comment form below. Xoxo.

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Comments

  1. Sandra  November 16, 2015

    Thanks dear. Will try it

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  2. Steph  November 16, 2015

    Fenk u 4 dis. I’m gonna try it dis week n feed u back with d outcome. ??

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  3. Nkiru Enemchukwu  November 16, 2015

    it was really nice, ma husband loved it. Tnx so much

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  4. ikem angel  November 16, 2015

    This Caribbean rice looks delicious i will try it. Thanks ma.

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  5. Ifeyinwa  November 16, 2015

    Thanks for this wonderful rice meal, this looks absolutely delicious and i can’t wait to try it. i learned to make fried rice from your blog, now it is caribbean rice. God bless you dear.

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  6. bethy  November 17, 2015

    Dis is really nice, I’d try dis one out. Thanxalot

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  7. ihuOma  November 17, 2015

    Thanks Sis Chy, I will try it out this sunday. I have also gotten your cookbook, So educative.

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  8. adedipe  November 17, 2015

    Nice recipe….am gonna try it dis week

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  9. Joy  November 17, 2015

    Thank you n Weldone, when am done making mine u Will let you know.

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  10. Abigail Igwe  November 17, 2015

    Looks delicious, i will try it. Thanks dear

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  11. chisomezinwa  November 17, 2015

    nice one i cannot wait to try this.

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  12. Joy  November 17, 2015

    Good job Chy, you brought something really nice after a long vacation. Lol. Will sure try this. Thumbs up.

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  13. Bethy  November 17, 2015

    Its bn wonderful being part of dis great Nigerian kitchen, I’m so excited I stumbled across dis site, I really do appreciate ur generosity in sharing info dat hs helped millions of families worldwide n also ur creativity in d kitchen. I av tried some of d recipes n even those I was trying to figure out their recipes, dis great kitchen came as a solution to my quest. God bless u , n will continue to increase ur knowledge, uphold ur home and take u to greater height in Jesus name. I feel so favored to be part of dis great kitchen!

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  14. seun  November 17, 2015

    Tanx a lot. Please is the browning the same one we use for cake?

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    • ngozi  November 22, 2016

      Pls ma is it the same browning they use for cake

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      • Chy Anegbu  November 23, 2016

        Yes.

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  15. Zine  November 18, 2015

    Hello…thank u for this delicious plate. I am in South Africa and i would love to make this meal for my nigerian husband but I’m not sure where can i get some of the ingredients. Love your site. Thank u

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  16. Damaris  November 18, 2015

    I saw the recipe last night tired it today,its tastes really good. Just that mine came out darker

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  17. Benedicta  November 18, 2015

    Thanks a lot, I’m trying it out for tonight’s dinner will let u know the result.

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  18. Benedicta  November 19, 2015

    Wooooow! I made it for dinner and it was lovely. As an event person, I have added it to my menu. God bless you.

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  19. Fortune Akrah  November 19, 2015

    Will definitely try it ds weekend.

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  20. ayo olutayo  November 20, 2015

    Will try to prepare it this weekend thanks already gotten the cookbook and Rice et al thanks love

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    • Agbo chinelo  July 9, 2017

      Sister u are too much may God continue to strength you to do d beautiful work Amen.pls which one is Browning and hebei tomatoes ??

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  21. rex  November 20, 2015

    I cooked the Caribbean rice and my family loved it. Thank you

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  22. ijeoma chijioke-ukonu  November 20, 2015

    Wow chy wow! Caribbean itself is delicious, adding rice ( Caribbean rice) to it will make super delicious. I will try it this weekend and send the pics to you. Thumbs up to you my dear

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  23. imaobong  November 20, 2015

    Tnks a lot for this recipe. I live in benin, hw do I get your book? Though I’ve tried out your recipe.

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  24. Helen Asaoleh  November 20, 2015

    Hello thank you for your recipes as an Australain I am going to try this if someone can tell me what chicken laps are as I have never heard it before thank you

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  25. Chinyere  November 21, 2015

    Looks great i will try it out, thanks for the new meal. Keep it up

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  26. Tiana  November 23, 2015

    Can someone make this Caribbean rice without d browning?

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    • Chy Anegbu  November 25, 2015

      Nope, it would be plain white na.

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  27. racheal  November 29, 2015

    Waoo! I did tried d Caribbean rice and it turned out my family love it. It’s so nice, easy and delicious. Thank God for dis site.

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  28. BEAUTY  December 21, 2015

    i will like to cook this for my husband

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  29. gabriella  January 18, 2016

    this rice is really a meal to die for, every one at home can’t get enough. thanks a lot ma’am

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  30. Vivienne  January 18, 2016

    Lovely! I have been wondering how this rice was cooked. I will try it this weekend. Thank you.

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  31. Doris  January 18, 2016

    I definitely try it, it really looks delicious.
    Chy you’re doing a great job.

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  32. Omachizo  January 18, 2016

    I already cooked it very nice and my family loved it. But Chy when you first shared this rice recipe last year you said it was Mexican rice. Is it also called Carribean rice. Nice though.

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

      Lol, I have always said “caribbean rice” and never mexico.

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  33. ivy Ofoegbu  January 18, 2016

    hello ma I like your recipe its awesome. but I have a question and I pray earnestly u reply me. can I also add grounded crayfish to the cooking???

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

      There is really no reason for that. But you can try it and call it “experiment 1” I do that alot. lol

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  34. loveth imobisa  January 19, 2016

    Tanks Chi babe,I love this and am gonna try it this weekend….pls how can I get the Rice book…I live in Benin city,Edo state

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

      call 08035051568, 08157668217 for any of our cookbooks.

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  35. yemmyyoung  January 20, 2016

    So so delicious. I tried it out. My family loved it. Tanks a lot

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  36. Mary  January 26, 2016

    Chy, u’re too much. i tried this meal, it was so good and I enjoyed it. Thanks

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  37. Toyin Ajisegiri  February 16, 2016

    I cooked it today it was mouth watering

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  38. Erina  February 23, 2016

    This carribean rice looks very attractive n I guess is gonna be a delicious meal. Will try it dis weekend. Thanks very much Chi

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  39. Ethel Garman  February 23, 2016

    I live in Washington state, in the USA so I had to change a few of the ingredients. However it looked like your photo and everyone was delighted with the taste. My first attempt at cooking Nigeria, but certainly not the last. Your cookbooks are great. Thanks for putting info on the blog.

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  40. josinah  February 23, 2016

    Wow! It looks delicious hhhhhhh!! I’m craving it self my husband wil like it. Saturday meal with my family 9ja for life.

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  41. funmi  February 24, 2016

    hello ma.have tried it .men its just too sweet. my hubby does not want to eat any rice again except. carribean rice.kudus to you

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  42. jacinta  February 25, 2016

    Chy you are wonderful. I tried this yesterday and was happy I did. My Hubby was like this must be repeated. “Wonderful” he exclaimed! You are the reason for this. Thanks

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  43. Zeee  March 4, 2016

    This is definitely my Sunday rice. Can’t wait. Thanks alot Chy.

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  44. tioluwalope  March 13, 2016

    Will try it

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  45. Genny  April 4, 2016

    Prepared dis for my hubby and he went crazily in love wit d food

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  46. suzzy  April 9, 2016

    God bless u chy , i have tried some of ur recipe like d veg sauce and chicken poridge yam and my family would always ask 4 more. I will off to d market 4 d caribean rice recipe. Lots of luv.

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  47. Milagros  April 15, 2016

    Am new to dis site….U are doing a great Job!!.. The Browning, is it added while d rice is still on fire or when is cooked already?Secondly can curry powder be added? C’nt wait to lay my hands on dis!! Thanks.

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    • Chy Anegbu  April 15, 2016

      u add the browning once you turn off the heat. you cook the rice until it is about ninty percent cooked, then tun off the heat and add you browning.

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  48. Jessy Maria  April 21, 2016

    Thanks very much. I will try this out

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  49. ogoo  April 22, 2016

    Please I want to know how I can get the browning or is it the one that is used for cake?

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    • Chy Anegbu  April 25, 2016

      Yes o, it is the same one used for cakes.

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  50. Reu  April 22, 2016

    It’s interesting to prepare, delicious and very good looking rice. Thanks. We loved it

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  51. Dematthews  April 26, 2016

    I can’t wait to try it this weekend. thanks so much

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  52. princess  April 28, 2016

    The carabian rice , can I use soy sauce for d brownig . bought your book nice.

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  53. John j.i  May 21, 2016

    Thank you very much for this recipe. God bless you

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  54. tracey  May 25, 2016

    tnx ma God bless u for all dis info. pls ma how do I get browning

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  55. Oluwafunmike  May 30, 2016

    Lovely

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  56. Nkechi Odenyi  May 31, 2016

    Hi chi, so you don’t need to cook the rice so long after you have parboiled it. My daughters birthday ? is this weekend and this rice is a must for I want to thrill my guest. Thanks so much and keep doing what you know best how to do.

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  57. BLESSING  June 11, 2016

    THATS DELIOUS,I WILL TRY THIS

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  58. Nancy  June 14, 2016

    Tnx so much for all d info. Pls how can i get your book, I live in Abuja

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  59. Esther okposo  June 19, 2016

    thanks so much chy,my hubby loved it,i also gave my neighbours they loved it too,this recipe is off the hook.this weekend is my baby’s birthday,she will be 1yr,i think i have suprise my guest with this tasty,delicious nd balanced meal.so interesting.thnks once again.

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  60. DEBOSKY RECORDS  June 24, 2016

    Is realy nice knowing u.thanks for ur time teaching us some things we don’t know.I will try this delicacy tomorrow.

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  61. Ugo  July 2, 2016

    Definately on my list for sunday lunch. Thanks

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  62. zeliat  July 10, 2016

    I’m definitely gonna try this out. Thanks for the info chi

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  63. Naomi Robinson  July 21, 2016

    Chy how are you?? I will marry a nigerian man in 6month, I have decided to learn to cook nigerian food, since i am a very good cook of american food.( I am an American) the problem I’m having is not knowing the ingredients you are talking about, such as browning what is that? Please forgive me for not knowing, or any inconvenience. Thank You Naomi Robinson

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    • Chy Anegbu  July 23, 2016

      Naomi, thanks for your comment. Browning is used for cakes and confectionaries in most countries of the world. Just ask the folks that sale baking stuff.

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  64. chika  July 25, 2016

    Thanks chy, I bought ur books and am changing styles for my family even my friends they are learning from d book both soup and rice. This one I will surely try it but the browny will it be little or big.

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    • Chy Anegbu  July 28, 2016

      Thanks for your comment @ Chika. Two spoons would be ok for 3 cups of rice. Usually, you should add and observe.

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  65. ojeikhodion blessing  July 25, 2016

    Thanx for the recipe, am confuse about the cooking of the rice u said cook 75 percent done, when exactly will i add the browning is it right there on fire or when?

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  66. Beautyben  July 25, 2016

    Wow! Am going to try this tomorrow. But do I need to add more water to the rice after the stock or I should just use the chicken and meat stock only?

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  67. Michael  July 26, 2016

    Chi you are wonderful. I wish I could have a wife like you.
    Anyway, thanks for the lessons. Theory without practical isn’t complete yet oooo.
    Pls I need the videos for the intercontinental Rice recipe

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  68. Pretty Godwin  July 31, 2016

    Chy I tried your caribbean rice on my Son’s bday.wow every body loved it , it was so so delicious. Thanks for this post.

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  69. Agora patricia  August 1, 2016

    Thumbs up for you.

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  70. nasima  August 29, 2016

    Interesting,will try it.Thanks dear

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  71. Ify Anyaogu  September 19, 2016

    Wow i will surely try this, judging from the sound of your tune it’s a must try. Well done

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  72. Toupee Inie Comfort.  October 11, 2016

    sure will try it out dis Friday.

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  73. jeddy  October 26, 2016

    I’m salivating cos this meal I really have to try a make it too. Well done ma’am

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  74. oge  November 3, 2016

    Wow!…. This is great. Thank you so much. I will give it a trial.

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    • Queendarlin  March 23, 2017

      Wow!!!!! Nvr imagine I can cook rice with browning. Wonderful recipe tanks ma.

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  75. Okereke Lillian  December 11, 2016

    This is the type of food my husband and First son love eating so am gonna try it this weekend.

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  76. Tessy  December 26, 2016

    Wow… I will try it by God’s grace for d new year. And feed u back but am sure it would be delicious!

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  77. BEE  January 13, 2017

    can I use goat meat instead of beef

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    • Chy Anegbu  January 17, 2017

      sure.

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  78. Oluchi  January 14, 2017

    This is really wonderful, I must try it this coming Sunday. Thanks

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  79. Bunyameen  February 24, 2017

    This food will be delicious, no doubt….my future will should have to subscribe to thus and do things like this.

    I’m also learning anyways,so as to prepare fore her and the family likewise. Nice work here! 👍

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  80. Sylvia  February 27, 2017

    I love your creativity employed in cooking. I’m not so much of a food person but you make me try your dishes and I really enjoy eating now. I’ll definitely try this one!

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  81. Silifatou Gomina  February 27, 2017

    I really appreciate the way you teach us how to cook this delicious meal and will try it next time. Merci beaucoup !

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  82. Nancy  March 7, 2017

    Wow, its inviting. I am gonna give it a try, thumbs up!

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  83. Happiness  March 15, 2017

    Nice recipe ma. I have the cookbook now and is awesome.

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  84. Loissy  April 23, 2017

    D look is so inviting, this is l must try food, thank so much 4 d Caribbean rice, u will hear my testimony after ave tried it with my family

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    • Chy Anegbu  April 24, 2017

      ok, I will be waiting to hear from you.

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  85. tess  May 5, 2017

    I will surely try it

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  86. Stella  June 3, 2017

    Thanks ma for your selfless services, my questions is this browning, 1. Is it in only in carribane rice it can be used? 2. Can I use it in common party rice? And 3. What is the secret in getting party jollof different from the usual jollof we had at home. Thanks

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    • Chy Anegbu  June 3, 2017

      I will be making party rice soon, if you are subscribed to my newsletters, you will get the recipe. Browning is used for Caribbean rice and then cakes, cookies etc. I have not tried it with jollof rice but you can experiment with it.

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  87. Anita  June 5, 2017

    Thanks. Will try it this weekend.

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  88. harmony  June 17, 2017

    This is great, pls can I pay on delivery for d cookbook? Am I paying for shipping, just wanna know and tanx for your recipe

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    • Chy Anegbu  June 17, 2017

      Please call us for the cookbook – 08035051468

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  89. Dorcas  June 20, 2017

    wow! it looks tantalizing. Am going to try it out. Thank you very much Ma for the update.

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