Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"There is something fresh and crisp about the first hours of a Caribbean day, a happy anticipation that something is about to happen, maybe just up the street or around the next corner." -Hunter S. Thompson, Journalist

The refrigerator light goes on...

I had this rice on a recent trip to the Caribbean and it was delicious. The tomato gives the rice a sweetness with a little bit of tart and the lime is fresh and bright. It all comes together with a creamy mouthfeel and happily accompanies everything from curries to jerk shrimp or chicken.


Caribbean Rice

Servings: 2 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe makes great leftovers. Reheat gently.

Caribbean Rice recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 small red onion (diced)
  • 1/4 small red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/3 cup brown rice
  • 1 cup no salt added vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 small tomato (diced)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • zest from 1/2 lime
  • 1/3 cup no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)

Place the oil in a large sauce pan over medium high heat. 

Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes. 

Add the peppers and cook for another 2 minutes.  Stir frequently. 

Add the brown rice.  Stir well. 

Add the vegetable stock, water, tomatoes, salt and pepper. 

Stir well. 

Cover partially and adjust the heat until the rice is simmering. 

Cook for about 30 minutes and add the lime juice, lime zest and black beans. 

Stir and let cook another 10 or 15 minutes until the water is completely evaporated.

Cover and let stand about 3 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 210 Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.5g 5%
    Saturated Fat 0.5g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
    Sugars 5g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 2% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 8mcg Potassium 400mg