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!
This recipe is also well detailed in the Ultimate Nigerian cookbook too, page 96.

So let’s get to it already.

Caribbean rice

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

Serving: 6 persons

  • 3 cups of rice
  • Chicken – 2KG
  • 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 seasoning cubes
  • salt and pepper to test
  • 1 sachet of kitchen glory[chicken seasion
  • 150ml 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.


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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  1. Sandra  November 16, 2015

    Thanks dear. Will try it

  2. Steph  November 16, 2015

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

  3. Nkiru Enemchukwu  November 16, 2015

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

  4. ikem angel  November 16, 2015

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

  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.

  6. bethy  November 17, 2015

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

  7. ihuOma  November 17, 2015

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

  8. adedipe  November 17, 2015

    Nice recipe….am gonna try it dis week

  9. Joy  November 17, 2015

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

  10. Abigail Igwe  November 17, 2015

    Looks delicious, i will try it. Thanks dear

  11. chisomezinwa  November 17, 2015

    nice one i cannot wait to try this.

  12. Joy  November 17, 2015

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

  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!

  14. seun  November 17, 2015

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

    • ngozi  November 22, 2016

      Pls ma is it the same browning they use for cake

      • Chy Anegbu  November 23, 2016


        •  July 12, 2019

          Thank you mrs, Chi Anegbu I will try it.

  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

  16. Damaris  November 18, 2015

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

  17. Benedicta  November 18, 2015

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

  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.

  19. Fortune Akrah  November 19, 2015

    Will definitely try it ds weekend.

  20. ayo olutayo  November 20, 2015

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

    • 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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