Jamaican Pumpkin rice (Jamaica)




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Jamaican Pumpkin rice

Published Feb 15, 2010
Pumpkin Rice-2


  • 2 cups uncooked white rice
  • ½  lb. Cod fish/salt fish
  • ½  lb diced pumpkin
  • 2 tsp. Vegetable oil or Olive oil
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 3 ½  cups water
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper
  • A sprig of thyme
  • 2 stalk scallions, chopped
  • 2 -3 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper (Optional – used to taste ) 

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  1. Soak (6 hours) or boil Cod fish/salt fish to remove most of the salt

  2. Drain the water

  3. Remove the Cod fish/salt fish and place in a dish.

  4. "Pick up" (break in to small portions and remove any bones) Cod fish/salt fish and Set aside

  5. Peel pumpkin and dice

  6. Add to water and boil for 10 minutes.

  7. Add vegetable oil while boiling.

  8. Cook until pumpkin is fully cooked (soft...easily mashed with a fork).

  9. Add rice and all the other ingredients except the Scotch Bonnet Pepper.

  10. Mix while it's cooking to distribute the color

  11. Add the whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper after 20 minutes on top of the rice. If you want spicy rice dice the Scotch Bonnet Pepper and add directly to the rice & mix.


    Steam for 25-30 more minutes or until done.

  13. Taste to ensure that the rice is seasoned

  14. Serves 4 -6 people.


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Doreen Tummings
Sep 10, 2010 10:15am [ 1 ]

That looks so good I am going to try it. Thans.

Bethanie Wair
Oct 21, 2010 5:14pm [ 2 ]

Great addt'l to dessert to make at home for family gathering.

Dec 27, 2010 4:46am [ 3 ]

I love breakfast rice this is a must try,,,,,thank you

Jan 7, 2011 11:03am [ 4 ]

My family made this and added diced carrots to the mix. This is indeed a quickie meal which is also very tasty. And dont throw away the part that sticks in the bottom of the pot. I believe that's called "bun-bun" and is another tasty and fun aspect to this dish.

Jan 20, 2011 5:23pm [ 5 ]

I did this, yummy but i substitue to pumkin for broccoli, cauliflower carrot , ginger and cut it up small ( fine to be exact)

Jun 1, 2011 3:08pm [ 6 ]

very good

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