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Trinidad Christmas Rice

This delicious rice dish both fresh-tasting and festive-looking. It's the perfect light side dish for a big holiday meal.


1 cup rice

2 cups chicken broth

1 1/2 tbsp. grated ginger

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium sweet pepper (green), chopped

1 medium sweet pepper (red), chopped

1/2 medium onion, chopped

1 sprig celery, chopped finely

2 sprigs fine leaf thyme, chopped finely

1/3 cup raisins

2 tbsp. butter

Salt to taste


1. In a skillet, ginger, garlic, and onion in butter over medium heat for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat; set aside.

2. In a saucepan, bring broth to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Quickly stir in rice, celery thyme sweet peppers and raisins mixture, salt if desired and pepper.

3. Cover and let stand for 6-7 minutes. Stir before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

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