Simple One-Pot Callaloo Rice Side Dish Recipe

Nadine Burton, Tallawah Farms

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The delicious flavor of callaloo will sup-rice you in this simple one-pot side dish. Bring this impressive vegetarian dish to your next summer barbeque or make it for your next dinner date. Simple One-pot Callaloo Rice Side Dish recipe serves six, but can be easily scaled up for larger summer gatherings. Callaloo rice is best served as a side dish to protein.

Callaloo is harvested in late summer and early fall. 4P Foods sources callaloo from Tallawah Farms in Princess Anne, Maryland. Jamaican-born and raised, Nadine farmed there for seven years before moving to Maryland. Try Nadine’s Simple One-pot Callaloo Rice Side Dish Recipe.

Here is how to make this recipe with purpose-fueled food that’s better for the prosperity of our planet and people.


  • 2 cups chopped callaloo
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 ½ cups water
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Add oil in a medium size pot on medium heat.
  • Add onion to the pot and stir for 1-2 minutes, then add callaloo and season with salt. Stir and allow to cook till tender.
  • Add 2½ cups water to sautéed callaloo and onions, then add the 2 cups of rice. Stir to evenly distribute callaloo.
  • Reduce heat, cover, and allow to cook.
  • After the rice has absorbed most of the water, add butter, stir, and cover with foil and then with the pot lid, reduce heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Makes 6 servings and can be served with meat of your choice.