Seasoned Ackee Rice
Ackee (Jamaica’s National Fruit) in a naturally opened pod.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups cooked ackee
  • 1 large carrot cubed (optional)
  • 2 cups pumpkin (optional)
  • 3 cups brown rice
  • 1 cup coconut milk or 1 small pack milk powder
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 de-seaded scotch bonnet pepper
  • thyme to taste
  • 4 stalks escallion
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 a medium bell pepper
  • french thyme or sage (optional)
  • salt to taste
Seasoned Ackee Rice without pumpkin and carrot

METHOD

  1. Watch the video at the end of this blog post to learn how to prepare ackee for use to avoid poisoning.
  2. Add ackee to a pot of boiling water and cook for 20 minutes or until soft/cooked.
  3. If using a rice cooker, add all of the ingredients and set to cook.
  4. Boil water.
  5. Add coconut milk and coconut oil to boiling water.
  6. Add carrots after 5 minutes.
  7. Put remaining ingredients and stir occassionally.
  8. Lower flame when rice becomes visible.
  9. Simmer for 50 minutes or until rice is cooked to desired texture.

SERVE

This meal serves 6-8 people and can be serves with a salad if no carrots or pumpkins were used to help balance out the meal.