Caribean Rice Recipe with Sofrito

Last Updated on July 26, 2020 by Ellen Christian

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Need a Caribean rice recipe? This easy rice recipe is a gluten-free rice dish that you can make as a side or a simple main course. Try it today.

I love recipes like Jamaican seasoned rice and Afghani rice. But, some of the prepared mixes from the store aren’t very healthy. Thankfully, this seasoned Caribean rice recipe is both easy to make and good for you.

Need a Caribbean rice recipe? This easy rice recipe is a gluten-free rice dish that you can make as a side or a simple main course. Try it today.

Caribean Rice

This seasoned sofrito rice recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and Caribbean seasonings. You can use this Caribean rice recipe as a side dish. Or, you can add beans, seafood, or chicken and make it the main course. This Jamaican rice will be your favorite in no time at all.

I am a huge fan of rice because it is gluten-free. Have you had a chance to try my Mexican Rice Pudding yet? It’s one of our favorite desserts. Or, you can make this easy Spanish Rice right in your crockpot. Or, try this fried rice recipe. We make it from leftovers at least once a month.

Need a Caribbean rice recipe? This easy rice recipe is a gluten-free rice dish that you can make as a side or a simple main course. Try it today.

Frequently asked questions

What kind of rice should I use?

Honestly, use whatever you have on hand. It’s equally as good with brown, long-grain, jasmine, or wild rice. My personal favorite is white rice. But, it works with other varieties as well.

Sweet Caribean rice variety

If you want a sweet version of this recipe, you can add vanilla and leave out the vegetables. Then, add shredded coconut and a bit of sugar. You can even make your Caribbean rice with pineapple if you like. 

a plate filled with Caribbean food on a placemat

What to serve with Caribean rice and beans

  • Pulled pork
  • Jerk Chicken
  • Oven-baked fish

How to store leftovers

Leftovers should be refrigerated in an airtight container for 3 to 5 days. To reheat your Caribean rice, just heat it in a pan for a few minutes. Or, put it in the microwave and reheat it until it’s warm through. 

Yield: 6

Caribean Rice Recipe

Need a Caribbean rice recipe? This easy rice recipe is a gluten-free rice dish that you can make as a side or a simple main course. Try it today.

Need a Caribean rice recipe? This easy rice recipe is a gluten-free rice dish that you can make as a side or a simple main course. Try it today.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper and/or chile or aji pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup NAKANO Natural Rice Vinegar
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomato
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 can (14 oz) chicken broth or coconut milk
  • Additional creole style seasoning as desired

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in 10 to 12-inch skillet.
  2. Add onion, pepper, garlic, and salt.
  3. Saute over medium-high heat 4-5 minutes.
  4. Stir in rice vinegar.
  5. Cook 2-3 minutes more until vinegar is absorbed
  6. Stir in rice, tomatoes, cilantro, and thyme.
  7. Add chicken broth and bring to boil.
  8. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
  9. Stir and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 323mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

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7 thoughts on “Caribean Rice Recipe with Sofrito”

  1. This dish looks really good. I would make it a meal by adding a bit of grilled chicken breast. One thing I do like in rice dishes is chopped cashews for the taste and texture.
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