Bahamian Rice



*Not* to be confused with "peas and rice". From my recipe file box/source unknown. Recipe is vegan if using coconut oil.


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About 6-8 servings
15 Min
10 Min
Stove Top


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2 Tbsp
butter or coconut oil
2-3 tsp
curry powder, to taste
2 medium
firm bananas, peeled and sliced (or plantains if you prefer)
1/4 c
yellow onion, finely minced
1/4 c
almonds, sliced or slivered
3 c
hot cooked long grain white rice (i think basmati or a mix of long grain white and basmati would be really tasty!)
salt, to taste
scallions, sliced
1/4 clove
dried flaked or grated coconut, toasted
ground allspice (freshly ground if possible)

How to Make Bahamian Rice


  • 1Melt butter or coconut oil in a large skillet. Stir in the curry powder.
  • 2Add the sliced bananas and saute in the curry powder until golden brown. Remove bananas from the skillet and keep warm.
  • 3Add the minced onion and almonds to pan and cook on MEDIUM heat until the onion is translucent.
  • 4Stir in the cooked rice; season with salt to taste. Heat through.
  • 5Transfer the rice mixture to a serving bowl or platter. Arrange the browned banana slices on top. Garnish with scallions, toasted coconut and a pinch of ground allspice. Serve immediately.

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About Bahamian Rice

Course/Dish: Rice Sides
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: Caribbean
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan

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