Corned Beef and Rice….Trini style!

Author: Cooped Up Chick  //  Category: Beef Dishes, Main Course, October 2011


I sit at work with a lovely lady named Joy. Joys family (not sure if its on her husbands side or hers) is from Trinidad.

One day we were discussing Caribbean food, where I do quite a bit of Jamaican cooking and she does Trini cooking. One of her quick and easy (and TASTY!) go-to’s is called Corned Beef and Rice. When I asked her what was in it she gave me the typical sideways “Joy” glance and said “Corned beef and Rice.” Smart ass. Then we laughed and she told me what she does.  It sounded very simple and she assured me that it would be ready to eat in 10 minutes or less. Depending on how fast your knife skills are!

I love corned beef hash so thought there was absolutely no way I wouldn’t enjoy this dish. Joy swears its better with hot sauce but thats not really my thing so next time I think I will add some more diced hot pepper or maybe even some dried chili flakes. I actually REALLY liked this recipe. I think it will be something I will make again and again. My son had a little trepidation at first. His initial reaction was “Mom, it looks like cat food” but once I convinced him to try it he also enjoyed it. Of course he had to put grated Parmesan cheese on it but that is typical of him. He always adds either “shakey cheese” or ketchup to his food. We are a quirky family.

What you will need:

1 can of corned beef

1 small onion, sliced

2 medium to large tomatoes, chopped

chopped garlic

hot pepper, diced (I used a Fresno pepper)

Minute Rice

butter, margarine or oil for cooking


Saute your onions in butter, margarine or oil.  Add some pepper. Salt is not needed because the corned beef is salty enough.

Add your chopped garlic and continue to saute until onions are translucent.

Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until broken down into a sauce.

Add the diced hot pepper.

Add the corned beef.

Break up the beef and cook until warmed through.

In a separate pot cook your rice. Serve the corned beef mixture on top of the hot rice.


Its true. It is not the prettiest meal. It does kinda look like cat food….with bits of tomato and onion. 🙂

It IS delicious. Trust me!



love, peace and chicken grease,

-A Cooped Up Chick


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2 Responses to “Corned Beef and Rice….Trini style!”

  1. Raggamuffin562 Says:

    I actually grew up eating canned corned beef, so this looks sooooo yummy to me! Whenever my parents came back from Samoa they would bring back cases of corned beef (lol). The brand they sell in Samoa is of much better quality than the one here in the States.
    I can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂

  2. Jamaica My Way Says:

    How did I miss this one?? YUMMMMM! This looks like Jamaican bully beef. Chino cooked it once for me and Dyana and it was the bomb!

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