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Caribbean Coconut Jackfruit

Caribbean Coconut Jackfruit

with Garlic Rice & Tomato Salsa

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Jackfruit marinated in saucy BBQ flavouring – our favourite (and totally irresistible) veggie alternative to pulled pork. Pair it with creamy coconut milk and Caribbean-style spices, plus a tried-and-true garlic rice for endless deliciousness!

Tags:Plant Based
Allergens:Tree Nuts

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Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

3 clove


1 packet

basmati rice

(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)



1 bag

baby spinach leaves



1 bunch

spring onion

1 packet

flaked almonds

(ContainsTree NutsMay be presentGluten, Peanuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)

1 tin

coconut milk


fresh chilli

1 sachet

mild Caribbean jerk seasoning

1 packet

BBQ marinated jackfruit

(May be presentPeanuts)

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

40 g

plant-based butter

1 drizzle

white wine vinegar

1.5 cup

water (for the rice)

½ cup

water (for the sauce)

Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)3430 kJ
Fat39.8 g
of which saturates28.4 g
Carbohydrate99 g
of which sugars28.3 g
Protein13.7 g
Sodium1172 mg
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Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Finely chop the garlic. In a medium saucepan, melt 1/2 the plant-based butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium heat. Cook 1/2 the garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the basmati rice, water (for the rice) and a generous pinch of salt, stir, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, grate the carrot. Roughly chop the baby spinach leaves and tomato. Thinly slice the spring onion.


Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Toast the flaked almonds, tossing, until golden, 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.


When the rice has 10 minutes time remaining, return the frying pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. Cook the carrot until softened, 3-4 minutes. Add the mild Caribbean jerk seasoning and remaining garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add the BBQ marinated jackfruit, coconut milk, remaining butter and water (for the sauce) and simmer until reduced, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


In a medium bowl, add the tomato, baby spinach, spring onion and a drizzle of white wine vinegar and olive oil. Toss to combine and season to taste.


Thinly slice the long red chilli (if using). Divide the garlic rice between bowls. Top with the Caribbean coconut jackfruit and spoon over any remaining sauce from the pan. Garnish with the chilli and sprinkle over the toasted almonds. Serve with the tomato salsa.