Jamaican Pumpkin Rice

By: Team Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica

Jamaican Pumpkin Rice can be considered a part of the island’s tapestry of Traditional Cuisine. This spicy and flavourful version is brought to you by the Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica Team as a quick and easy option you can make in the comfort of your own homes.

Here’s how you can make it at home!


  • 2 cups Rice
  • 2 cups Pumpkin (diced)
  • Coconut Milk (enough to top rice by an inch or so)
  • 1 Onion finely diced
  • 2 stalks Skellion (finely diced)
  • 1 tsp. Vegetable Seasoning
  • 2 Sprigs of Thyme
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper (whole)
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a pot.
  • Cover and cook over medium until rice is cooked



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