Caribbean · Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Callaloo Rice

Callaloo is the spinach of the West Indies. I have not found fresh callaloo in the UK yet, although I saw that you could buy the seeds off eBay. When I get my own garden, methinks there will be a few stands of callaloo in there.

This is a side dish that goes well with most fish, seafood and chicken dishes.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unprocessed white rice
  • 1 tin callaloo
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 lemon, sliced with the peel on
  • 1 large tomato, quartered

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients with 11 dl (just over a litre!) of water and bring to boil.
  2. Cover the pan and simmer gently until rice is done, ie approx 30-40mins

This can also be done with processed rice, but it won’t get the same taste as the ingredients won’t get as much time to set.

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