30 minute Jamaican styled fried rice

Lately in my home, we have been changing what we eat. Being raised in an all Jamaican home I grew up on food from the islands and lets face it; as good as it taste, it can some what be unhealthy at times. Personally I’m a chicken lover and enjoy a nice steak every once in awhile, but lately I’ve been cutting out the meat all together. I will not claim to be a vegetarian but what I can say is my home is on the “eat green and clean”path.

The other day I made a Jamaican inspired fried rice and I though I would share it for all you foodies out there…

You can adjust the recipe to your liking but don’t leave out the ginger and scotch bonnet pepper(Jamaican cooking secret ingredients)


  • 2 cups of cooked rice(I used parboiled rice) use whatever you prefer
  • 1/4 cup of asparagus heads
  • 1/4 cup of red peppers(chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of green peppers(chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of corn
  • 1/4 cup of carrots(chopped)
  • 1/4 cup of onions
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of  chopped fresh
  • 1 teaspoon of scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup of soy sauce (I use the VH reduced sodium)
  • Cap of white vinegar


sauté fresh ginger, garlic scotch bonnet pepper together for 5 mins

Add carrots and sauté for 2 mins

Then add all other vegetables saute for 5 mins

Add 2 cups of rice stir together with vegetables saute for 5 mins

Add salt and pepper to your taste

Add soya sauce and a cap full of  white vinegar and keep stirring 

Simmer on stove add a teaspoon of butter

30 mins and your done!

Stay tuned for our Jamaican Styled Rum Punch.

Happy Cooking!