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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Zeee  March 4, 2016

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

  4. tioluwalope  March 13, 2016

    Will try it

  5. Genny  April 4, 2016

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

    • 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.

  8. Jessy Maria  April 21, 2016

    Thanks very much. I will try this out

  9. 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?

    • Chy Anegbu  April 25, 2016

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

  10. Reu  April 22, 2016

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

  11. Dematthews  April 26, 2016

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

  12. princess  April 28, 2016

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

  13. John j.i  May 21, 2016

    Thank you very much for this recipe. God bless you

  14. tracey  May 25, 2016

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

  15. Oluwafunmike  May 30, 2016


  16. 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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  18. Nancy  June 14, 2016

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

  19. 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 interesting.thnks once again.

  20. 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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