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.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 111
  • Fat: 1.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 2.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 24.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Iron: 0.8mg
  • Sodium: 316mg
  • Calories from fat: 9%
  • Fiber: 1.0g
  • Calcium: 6mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
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