Caribbean Rice

We prefer the sweetness of fresh papaya, but you can also use the cubes of jarred papaya in the produce section of the supermarket.


8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 1 Minute
Cook: 23 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 111
Fat 1.2 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Protein 2.1 g
Carbohydrate 24.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Sodium 316 mg
Caloriesfromfat 9 %
Fiber 1.0 g
Calcium 6 mg


2 teaspoons olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup basmati rice
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (such as McCormick)
1 cup diced papaya
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt


Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add garlic, and sauté 1 minute. Add rice; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add broth, water, and seasoning. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 18 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in papaya, cilantro, and salt.