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Caribbean Rice

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.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2004

  • Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
  • Cook time:23 Minutes
  • Prep time:1 Minute


  • 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.

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

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