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Caribbean Rice, Grains, and Pasta Recipes

Recipes for rice, grains, and pasta dishes found throughout the Caribbean islands. Traditionally, the cook always makes extra to offer company when they stop by.

Shrimp and Tomato Pilaf
Recipe for a savory combination of rice, shrimp, tomatoes, onions, peppers, bacon and spices.

Seafood Paella Recipe
Recipe for seafood paella - one of those iconic Spanish recipes. It was so beloved by the Spanish colonists in the Caribbean that the dish has become a favorite throughout the islands.

Yellow Rice with Pork and Okra

Arroz con Bacalao - Rice and Salt Codfish
Recipe for rice cooked with salted cod fish, a popular Puerto Rican Dish.

Pepper Roti
What is Pepper Roti? Pepper Roti is a true Caribbean creation. The stuffing is made of grated potatoes, carrots, cheese and lots of minced hot pepper.

Arroz con Gandules
Arroz con Gandules (Rice with Pigeon Peas) is Puerto Rico's national dish. It's a rice and pea dish seasoned with sofrito and diced ham.

Pan de Yuca - Yuca Bread
Savory recipe for pan de yuca, which is a cheese bread recipe using yuca flour instead of wheat flour. This pan de yuca recipe can be gluten-free with the use of gluten-free baking powder.

Black Beans and Yellow Rice
Rice and beans are staple foods in Caribbean Cuisine. This recipe combines yellow rice with black beans, but you can make this recipe with any type of bean you like.

Moros y Cristianos - Black Beans & White Rice
This Black Beans and Rice Recipe is a hold over of Spanish occupation. It's called Moros y Cristianos and is popular in Cuba. There are as many variations of this recipe as there are Cuban cooks. Here is my simple, yet very tasty version.

Rice Recipes
Rice is a staple ingredient in Latin Caribbean Cuisine. Here are the top rice recipes from the Spanish speaking islands.

Sada Roti
Sada Roti recipe: Learn how to make sada roti with this easy sada roti recipe. Sada Roti is a type of West Indian flatbread.

Simple White Rice - Arroz Blanco
Making plain boiled white rice from scratch doesn't have to be painfull. Here is a simple easy recipe for making white rice from scratch.

What is a Roti?
What is a Roti flatbread? Learn about types of roti in the Caribbean and West Indies.

Yellow Rice and Corn - Arroz Amarillo y Maiz
Yellow rice is served in virtually every Latin culture. This simple recipe includes corn to the mix in order to gussy it up a little and it goes well with just about any meal.

Yellow Rice and Pink Beans
Rice and beans is the "go to" dish in Caribbean Cuisine. My recipe combines yellow rice with canned pink beans for convenience, but you can use type of bean you like.

Chicken Cook-Up Rice
Cook-up rice is one of Guyana's national dishes. Learn how to make cook-up rice. This is a cook-up rice recipe.

Cook-Up Rice
Learn to make cook-up rice. This is what cook-up rice is. Cook-up rice is a one-pot rice dish. Cook-up Rice is one of Guyana's national dishes.

Cornmeal Dumplings - Guanimes de Maiz
Guanimes de Maiz is a traditional tamal from the islands. Serve this cornmeal dumpling with fish, stews, or beans.

Roasted Corn
Learn how to roast corn at home on the stove stop. This roasted corn on the cob recipe is an easy way to roast corn at home.

Corn Soup
Corn Soup Recipe: Here is a sweet corn soup from Trinidad, where corn soup is a popular street food.

Steamed Corn
This is how to steam corn. Learn how to steam corn. This is an easy guide to steaming corn.

Cornmeal Dumplings
Learn how to make cornmeal dumplings with this cornmeal dumpling recipe. Cornmeal Dumplings are hearty and filling. They can be made into large dumplings and be eaten with sauteed salt fish or any type of saucy stew. When made into small dumplings, they are added to soups and hearty stews.

Cornbread is enjoyed in the Caribbean on occasion. Learn to make it with this sweet cornbread recipe.

Guyanese Boiled Corn
Learn how to make Guyanese boiled corn. It may sound boring but Guyanese-styled boiled corn will have you gnawing at the cob log after the kernels are eaten. Guyanese-styled corn is boiled in fresh coconut milk and seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh thyme. The corn is cooked until all the liquid has been absorbed by the corn. It is extremely...

Corn Pudding
Corn Pudding Recipe: How to make sweet corn pudding.

Cornmeal Cou-cou
Cornmeal Cou-cou is cornmeal cooked with okra and water, low and slow until all the liquid is absorbed and the mixture comes away easily from the sides of the pot. Refer to this recipe for Barbadian cornmeal cou-cou.

10 Must Make Corn Recipes from the Caribbean

Corn - whether it is fresh, canned whole, creamed or dried and ground is one of the most versatile ingredient one can have in the kitchen. Corn in various forms can be used for both sweet and savory preparations.

I've put together 10 recipes using corn in its various forms for you to enjoy.

Flour Dumplings
Soup dumplings are easy to make. Here is a simple recipe for flour dumplings used in soup or stew.

Guyanese Pancakes Recipe - How to Make Guyanese Pancakes - Malasadas...
Guyanese Pancakes Recipe - How to Make Guyanese Pancakes - Malasadas Portuguese Influence

Fried Bakes
Fried bakes made easy. Here is a simple recipe for Guyanese fried bakes, also called Trini floats.

Antigua Raisin Bun Recipe - Antigua Raisin Bun and Cheese Recipe
Antigua Raisin Bun Recipe - Antigua Raisin Bun and Cheese Recipe

Roast Bakes
Learn to make roast bakes with this recipe. Bake Bake versus roast bake. What is the difference between roast bake and bake bake?

Recipe for spinners - a type of Jamaican Dumpling. How to make jamaican spinners. Jamaican dumplings recipe.

Paratha Roti
What is paratha roti? Paratha roti is a types of Caribbean roti. It's sometimes referred to as "buss-up-shut".

Sada Roti
Sada roti is a rustic type of flat bread made with flour, baking powder and salt. Of all the Caribbean roti recipes, sada roti is the simplest to make.

Aloo (Potato) Roti
What is potato roti? Also called aloo roti, it is a types of Caribbean roti (flatbread) stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes and cooked on a tawah with a light brushing of oil or ghee.

Dosti Roti
What is dosti roti? Dosti roti is a type of Caribbean flatbread made by cooking two pieces of dough together. It is made with the same dough as the other roti.

Dhal Puri
Dhal Puri recipe that recommends how to make dhal puri. Guide to making dhal puri. Learn to make dhal puri.

Types of Caribbean Roti
A guide to Caribbean / West Indian Roti. Learn the types of roti consumed in the Caribbean.

Dhal Puri
Dhal Puri explained. What is dhal puri? What is Caribbean Dhal Puri.

Watchman - Spicy Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe
Delicious Spicy Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe sometimes called Watchman.

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