Caribbean Recipes – Callaloo Rice


News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. April 13, 2018: A healthy, cost effective and delicious Caribbean side dish that is served with a protein and salad in many households is the famous Callaloo Rice. Callaloo is a popular Caribbean dish originating in West Africa served in different variants across the Caribbean. The main ingredient is a leaf vegetable, traditionally either amaranth, taro or xanthosoma. But you can also substitute spinach in this recipe from Grace Foods.

Preparation time: 15-m

Cooking time: 30-m


1 ounce Butter, unsalted

2 ounces onion

1 ounce garlic, chopped

1 ounce scallion, chopped

1 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon pimento

1 teaspoon scotch bonnet pepper

4 ounces Callaloo or Spinach chopped

1 pound Parboiled Rice

3 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1-ounce granulated sugar

2 floz Coconut Milk USA, LLC


In a pot over a low flame, melt butter and sauté onion, garlic, scallion, thyme, pimento and hot pepper for 2 minutes.

Add callaloo and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

Wash rice and place in the pot with just enough water to come 1 1/2 inches above the rice.

Season pot with salt, black pepper, sugar, and coconut milk.  Rice must not be steamed over a medium flame.

When liquid comes to a boil, reduce the flame to very low, cover pot with cling wrap and allow to steam.  Steam until the grains have swollen and burst.

SERVING: For 6 Persons