Category: Vegetables

Pumpkin Rice Recipe

Pumpkin rice is such a popular Jamaican, it has carved out its own identity  among the ‘seasoned rice’ set. To churn out a good batch of pumpkin rice is to end up with something akin to a nice risotto.  A good version of this rich creamy flavor filled rice dish requires only a ‘dry’ pumpkin and a few other staple ingredients. Pumpkin (aka calabaza squash) does not refer to the North American version. This pumpkin comes in many shapes and sizes. It is hard to give directions on picking the perfect pumpkin but you can substitute butternut squash for a good pumpkin.

pumpkin (Kabocha squash)
there are no definite rules for picking the perfect pumpkin. Though I have seen plenty of Jamaican housewives knock, shake and otherwise harass many a pumpkin trying to discern its quality.

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steamed callaloo

Steamed Callaloo Recipe, Jamaican style

Side dish or entrée, Steamed Callaloo is a tasty, versatile green that is enjoyed in countless Jamaican homes all day everyday. Jamaican callaloo aka Amaranth (Not to be confused with Trinidadian callaloo (dasheen leaves) is a nutrition packed powerhouse that is heavily featured in Jamaican cuisine. Loaded with calcium, protein and other essential nutrients callaloo is especially prominent […]

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steamed cabbage

Steamed Cabbage (Vegetables) Recipe

Never mind that steamed cabbage is packed full of essential nutrients like calcium and vitamin C or that it only has 11 itty bitty calories. Before you add butter and salt and such. Obviously. Even then, a helping of steamed cabbage is a flavor-filled nutrition powerhouse. Stir in Caribbean favorites like salt fish or canned […]

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