Haitian rice recipes have so many varieties to help rotate the flavor of the rice consumed in a daily basis.
Rice is certainly a staple if not the main staple in the Haitian diet. In a typical Haitian household, if rice is not served, then it is as if a full meal has not been served.
Typically, when rice is mentioned, white rice comes to mind. It is simple and easy, and it does not take much time to make.
In the Haitian culture, we have a variety of rice dishes depending on the occasion. An extremely popular rice dish is the mushroom rice that is sometimes referred to as Haitian black rice.
Though mushroom rice is not black rice, the confusion comes from the dark color that is obtained from cooking the rice in the mushroom water.
Another notorious rice dish is the rice and beans. Now the Haitian rice recipes repertoire has soooo many varieties of rice and beans has. It ranges from red beans to sweet peas and everything else in between.
Other popular Haitian rice recipes that are not available to the masses are rice and shrimp, or with crabs. The whole crab is actually cooked in the rice which gives it this wonderful aroma and delicious flavor.
Different Haitian Rice Recipes Worth Trying
Rice is a heavy starch, a carbohydrate full of nutritious benefits and caloric intake.
Haitian rice recipes have so many varieties to help rotate the flavor of the rice consumed in a daily basis. This eliminates boredom or dissatisfaction of eating the same type of food daily.
To get your palate excited, here are a few Haitian Rice Recipes to try right now
Instant Pot Pigeon Peas And Rice
For a super easy instant pot spin on Pigeon Peas Rice, you have come to the right place!
This pigeon peas and rice recipe is super simple because it requires very few ingredients and the ones it does require mostly consist of items that have a long shelf life.
Chances are you have half the ingredients in your pantry already!
Get the full recipe: Pigeon Peas And Rice
Haitian White Rice
Perfectly cooked Haitian White Rice (Diri Blan) right in the instant pot! If you are tired of rice being too gummy or too hard, you’re not alone. Rice is really easy to over-cook or under cook.
Haitian food almost always involves onions and garlic. Even in our rice as it adds additional flavor.
See the steps and tips to make this rice below.
Get the full recipe: Haitian White Rice
Caribbean Chicken and Rice Recipe
Not quite “Haitian rice” but the flavors are very similar to the ones you’ll find in most Haitian rice recipes as it uses our Haitian Epis as part of the seasoning base.
This incredible Caribbean Chicken and Rice Recipe that’s flavorful, quick, and make an easy one-pot meal which is perfect for meal prep.
This mouthwatering chicken and rice baked incorporate the delicious flavors from the lightly golden chicken breast pieces, onions, allspice, our Haitian Epis (seasoning), and garlic to name a few.
Get The Recipe: Caribbean Chicken and Rice
Haitian Black Rice
You’ll love this Instant Pot Haitian Black Rice (Diri Djon Djon) Recipe. It’s fluffy, delicious, full of flavor, and cooks so much faster than over the stove or in a rice cooker.
As Haitian natives, rice is a staple of our daily consumption. Though in my family, we do try to minimize the amount of rice consumption due to the reduction of carbohydrates, it is still a very much enjoyable dish when we do have it.
Get The Full Recipe: Haitian Black Rice
Instant Pot Rice And Beans
Red beans and rice is a popular dish in Haiti. Traditionally prepared with Haitian Epis (Haitian Seasoning Base), and served throughout the year.
The flavors in this Haitian red beans and rice is as bold as any flavors you will find in other Haitian recipes.
This delicious and nourishing dish is an instant pot version. Thanks to pressure cookers, Haitian rice can be made in a matter of minutes!
Haitian Food Recipes To Pair With Rice Dishes
Take your rice recipes a step further. These rice recipes pairs well with one of the following dishes below to make them a complete meal and complete it with our famous Haitian Lemonade.
Haitian Legume: This Haitian Legume recipe will become one of your family favorites! It’s a comforting dish that’s loaded with vegetables.
Collard Greens: Like this instant pot collard greens, Haitian Lalo is a mouthwatering, savory, stew made with Jute leaves and spinach. It is the perfect vegan make-ahead meal that’s beyond flavorful!