Dilly Rice



Rice is a huge part of Caribbean/Guyanese diet.  It is our staple, Italians have pasta and we have rice.   One of the main exports of Guyana is rice, so we tend to eat alot of it.  Our meals are usually something like ____ and Rice.  Fill in the blank.   It only makes sense that we eat alot of rice…why?   Because it’s locally grown, cheap, nutritious and filling.  I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to cook rice after all plain rice gets boring.  This is a recipe that I copied from my cousin Kanema.   During one of our lengthy phone conversations, she told me about a dinner that she prepared for her husband and this rice was on the menu.  I questioned her about the ingredients and I tried to prepare my version of her rice.  Now let me be honest with you…if you don’t like dill you will not like this rice.  It is loaded with dill hence the name dilly rice.  For the rest of us who can’t get enough of dill, this is for you!

Dilly Rice

2 tbsp dried dill

1 small onion chopped

1 jalapeno chopped

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 cup parboiled rice

2 1/2 cup chicken stock

salt to taste

On a medium fire,  sautee onion and jalapeno in butter and olive oil.  Add rice, dill, chicken stock and salt.  Bring to a boil, then cover and let simmer on low for 25 mins or until the liquid gone.  Fluff with a rice and serve.




  1. September 23, 2009 / 6:23 am

    I love the photos, you captured the dilly rice really well, it is so pretty. The dilly rice sounds very delicious too

  2. September 23, 2009 / 7:02 am

    Looks so pretty!

  3. September 23, 2009 / 7:08 am

    I adore dill and grow it in my yard. This is a great way to use it!

  4. September 23, 2009 / 9:31 am

    No issues with dill here. There’s a bit in the freezer right now that needs to make an appearance somewhere. It could very well be rice.

  5. September 23, 2009 / 10:14 am

    This would be perfect served with salmon!

  6. September 29, 2009 / 5:04 pm

    I grew up in a Korean-American household. We lived on rice, too. I like the idea of dilly rice!

  7. christine
    July 24, 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Hi jehan I tried the dumplin and it came out excellent with the metem could do a reipe for homemade bread and baked fish and local guyanese style fried rice

  8. JehanP
    July 25, 2012 / 6:00 pm

    Great! Glad to hear you like it. I have a recipe for fried rice on the blog and baked fish. A bread recipe will be coming soon.