Coconut rice and peas

with jerk jackfruit and slaw




Have you been wanting to try jackfruit for some time, but never got around to it yet? This Caribbean inspired recipe is your chance to discover this awesome giant fruit and taste what all the hype is about! We pan fry the jackfruit with garlic, onions and jerk seasoning and serve it with fragrant coconut rice and peas and a sweet and tangy mustard coleslaw. Start cooking!



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240g shredded cabbage – prepared by Plant Prepped

120g carrot – prepared by Plant Prepped

  • 2.5  of an onion

  • 2 tsp mustard

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • 4 tbsp cider vinegar

  • 8 cloves of garlic

  • 3/4 of a cup of basmati rice

  • 2/3 of a can of small red beans

  • 3/4 of a cup of coconut milk

  • 1 tsp thyme

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 2 cans of jackfruit

4 tbsp jerk seasoning – prepared by Plant Prepped


Make the slaw

  • Chop half of an onion and add it to a bowl along with the cabbage and carrots.

  • Finely chop 2 garlic cloves.

  • Make the dressing in a separate bowl by combining the mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic, sugar, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and a good sprinkle of salt and pepper. Mix well.

  • Mix the dressing with the slaw, taste and adjust salt if necessary.

Make the rice

  • Chop 1 onion.

  • Chop 3 garlic cloves.

  • Rinse the rice until the water runs clear.

  • Preheat a large sauce pan over medium heat and once hot add 2 tablespoons of oil, then add the onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, rice and ginger powder and cook for 3 minutes while stirring. Add the coconut milk, 3/4 of a cup of water, 2/3 of a can of drained beans, thyme and salt. Bring to a boil then cover with a lid and turn down heat to low. Cook for about 15 minutes. Note: you will have leftover beans from this recipe, store them in a container, in the fridge for future use.

Make the jackfruit

  • Pull the jackfruit apart with your hands and break down the harder core pieces.

  • Slice the onion in half and then into rounds.

  • Chop the rest of the garlic.

  • Preheat a pan over medium-high heat and once hot add 2-3 tablespoons of oil. Add the jackfruit and onions and cook for 7-10 minutes, stir occasionally. Add the garlic, jerk seasoning and salt. Cook and stir for about 5-7 minutes more. Taste and adjust salt if needed.


  • Divide the rice, slaw and jackfruit between 4 plates. Enjoy!

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