How to Make Cookup Rice

Cookup rice is an all-in-one preparation. Although any kind of meat or fish can be used. I prefer beef. This meal can also be prepared without any meat –  just add a little more peas or beans.

It’s superb when eaten with pepperpot


  • 1 lb fresh beef
  • 1/2 lb corn beef (salt beef)
  • 1/2 lb beef tripe (optional)
  • 1 lb dry pigeon peas or 2 tins
  • Black eye can also be used
  • 1 pint rice (parboil or basmattie  parboil takes a little longer to cook)
  • 1 1/2 tins coconut milk
  • 1/2 head garlic(chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 stalk celery (chopped)
  • 4 head scallion/shallot(chopped)
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tps dry
  • 1 medium hot pepper
  • 1 punch fresh basil (chopped)or 1 tea spoon dry
  • 4 beef bullion
  • 1 potspoon oil
  • 1/2 tbs sugar
  • salt if needed


  • Soak dry peas overnight if not using peas in tin
  • Wash all meat and cut it into small pieces
  • Heat oil in a pot/pressure cooker
  • add all meats and fry allowing all juices to evaporate
  • Add all other ingredients  EXCEPT RICE, MILK, AND PEAS IN TIN
  • Add 3 cups of water boil or pressure until meat is 3/4 tender you may need to pressure for 7 minutes on high, if boiling you will need to add water as needed
  • Add soaked peas and allow it to boil until peas are tender-ish.  NOTE: black eye boils before pigeon peas, if you are using tin peas then you will add that with the rice
  • Add rice and milk
  • Stir and taste – add salt if needed
  • Cover and allow to simmer for a few minutes
  • Add 2 cups water, cover, and simmer on low heat  for 10 minutes
  • Check rice for tenderness – add little a water if needed
  • When the rice is 3/4 done remove the cover and allow the liquid to evaporate
  • Cover and remove from heat
  • Allow it to sit for 10 minutes
  • NOTE: okra and/or spinach can be added when rice is 1/2 done. The okra head and tip must be removed if the tips can cut easily discard them, as they will not cook

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How to Curry Rice with Vegetables


  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground garlic
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground chili or 1 medium hot pepper grind
  • 1/2 tsp. ground clove
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 pts. basmatti rice and 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 carrots thinly sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper. Cut across then into small strips
  • 1 large red bell pepper done as green bell pepper
  • 4 heads scallion/shallot slice into 1 inch pieces


Boil rice just a little harder than normal. Strain and wash with cold water, and allow to drain for 15 minutes then refrigerate.

Combine all other ingredients except oil and veggies. Heat oil in a wok, add mixture and let simmer for 2 minutes

Add rice a little at a time while toasting. When all of the rice has been added, continue to stir fry for 3-5 minutes or until rice is hot

Remove from fire, add vegetables and stir into rice.

serve alone or with any meat

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How to Make Vegetable Rice with Garlic

Vegetable rice is a wonderful meal. But when stir fried in fresh garlic, it’s superb. It can be eaten with almost anything, especially  smoke turkey legs


  • 3/4 pint of Basmatti rice
  • 1 head of garlic (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 lb of long or string beans
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 medium red/yellow bell pepper
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of paprika
  • 4 bulbs scallion/shallot (chopped into 1/2 inch pieces and set aside)
  • 1 stalk of celery (thinly sliced and set aside)


Add rice to 6-8 cups of boiling water. Test rice after 10 minutes for tenderness. It must not be too soft, but a little hard and also add a little water if necessary. Strain rice and shake while cold water is running over it Let rice drain fully for 10 minutes then refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Cut ends off long beans/string beans, then cut into 1/2 inch pieces (set aside). Cut bell peppers across (not top to bottom). Clean then cut into small strips (set aside). Slice carrots very thin.

Heat oil in a wok/pan. Add garlic and saute until brownish.

Add small amounts of rice at a time stir fry, add salt and paprika. Continue stir frying until rice is hot. Remove from fire

Add all vegetables and  mixed into rice.

Serve with any meat, but it’s especially great with Smoke Turkey Legs.

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