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. rex  November 20, 2015

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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Chinyere  November 21, 2015

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

  6. Tiana  November 23, 2015

    Can someone make this Caribbean rice without d browning?

    • Chy Anegbu  November 25, 2015

      Nope, it would be plain white na.

  7. 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.

  8. BEAUTY  December 21, 2015

    i will like to cook this for my husband

  9. 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

  10. Vivienne  January 18, 2016

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

  11. Doris  January 18, 2016

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

  12. 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.

    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

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

  13. 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???

    • 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

  14. 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

    • Chy Anegbu  January 19, 2016

      call 08035051568, 08157668217 for any of our cookbooks.

  15. yemmyyoung  January 20, 2016

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

  16. Mary  January 26, 2016

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

  17. Toyin Ajisegiri  February 16, 2016

    I cooked it today it was mouth watering

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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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