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The use of rice in Jamaican recipes came into prominence in the early 1900s with the mass immigration of Chinese settlers. The more common staple was Jamaican bananas, Jamaican potatoes, Jamaican yam, Jamaican dasheen and other ground provisions commonly known as Jamaican food. However since the popularity of Jamaican rice recipes have grown there are now well over 400 authentic Jamaican rice recipes in the Jamaican recipe collection. Despite the fact that these Jamaican recipes are now popular the most popular is the Jamaican rice and peas recipe, which is undoubtedly is the most popular Jamaican rice recipe. This article explores how to prepare great Jamaican rice recipes.

There are various types of Jamaican rice long, medium and short grain. These fall into the following categories, Jamaican Rough (Paddy) rice, Jamaican brown rice, Jamaican parboiled rice, Jamaican pre-cooked rice and Jamaican regular milled white rice. Jamaican rice by-products are rice hulls, oil, polish, flour, brewers rice, and rice bran. To prepare Jamaican rice recipes one should follow these Island Oven guidelines to come out with the perfect Jamaican rice recipe.

 How to cook Jamaican rice recipe:

1 cup regular Jamaican milled rice
2 cups liquid water or Jamaican broth to color
to 1 tsp. salt optional

1 tbs. Jamaican butter or margarine (optional)

For a drier, fluffier Jamaican rice, decrease liquid by 2 to 4 tablespoons.

The amount of liquid and cooking time vary slightly with the different types of rice.

How long to cook Jamaican rice recipe:

1 cup uncooked Jamaican rice: Liquid Time Yield

Jamaican regular milled white, long grain: 1  to 2 cup for 15 mins. Makes 3 cups.

Jamaican regular milled white, medium or short grain: 1 cups for 15 mins. Makes 3 cups .

Jamaican brown: 2-2  cups for 45-50 mins. Makes 3-4 cups

Jamaican parboiled: 2-2  cups for 20-25 mins. Makes 3-4 cups

Jamaican pre-cooked: Follow package directions

Flavored and seasoned mixes: Follow package directions

How to cook Jamaican rice recipes on the stove:

Combine Jamaican rice, liquid, salt and butter or margarine in a 2 to 3 quart saucepan. Heat to boiling. Stir once or twice. Lower heat to simmer. Cover with a tight-fitting lid or heavy-duty foil. Cook for the specified time or until Jamaican rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. fluff with fork.

How to cook Jamaican rice recipes in a rice cooker:

There are several reliable brands available, both automatic and non-automatic. Care should be taken to follow individual manufacturer's directions. However, all Jamaican ingredients are combined using to cup less liquid than the top of the range method. Fluff with fork.

How to cook Jamaican rice recipes on a conventional oven:

It's an efficient use of energy when other Jamaican foods are baking. Use boiling liquid. Combine Jamaican ingredients in a baking dish or pan, stir. Cover tightly and bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes; 30 to 40 minutes for Jamaican par boiled rice and 1 hour for Jamaican brown rice. Fluff with fork.

How to cook Jamaican rice recipes in a microwave oven:

The microwave saves energy and clean up time. Use 2 cups liquid for Jamaican regular milled rice, Jamaican parboiled rice and Jamaican brown rice. Combine all ingredients in a microwave-proof baking dish. Cover and cook on high (maximum power) 5 minutes or until boiling. Reduce setting to medium, cook 15 minutes. For Jamaican brown rice, reduce setting to medium-low and cook 45 to 55 minutes. Fluff with fork.

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