Caribbean-style fried rice

Serves: 4
Course: Main Course
Cooking Time: 0 hr 15 mins
  • 1tbs olive oil
  • 250g leftover cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • ½ a pineapple, cubed
  • ½tsp finely diced Scotch bonnet pepper, or use chilli flakes
  • 1tsp ground allspice
  • 1tsp black pepper
  • 2tbs soy sauce
  • 500g cooked rice
  • 3tbs coriander, chopped

1 Heat the oil in a pan. Add the chicken, garlic, spring onion, chilli, pepper and pineapple. Stir and cook for a few minutes until everything takes on a little colour. The natural sugars in the pineapple will begin to caramelise.

2 Add the allspice and black pepper and mix well. Heat for a minute, then add the rice and soy sauce. Mix well. Cover with a lid and leave to heat through for five minutes, stirring every so often.

3 Once the rice is fully heated, taste for seasoning and fold the coriander through.

4 Serve in bowls or the hollowed out pineapple boat.