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Jerk pork chops with coconut rice recipe

Jerk pork chops with coconut rice recipe

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This easy midweek meal, shared by chef and author Shivi Ramoutar, is crammed full of gorgeous caribbean flavour and pairs jerk-marinated pork chops with an exotic pineapple calypso rice. Liven up your weeknight suppers with this easy Caribbean recipe. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 1014 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 1-2 tbsp jerk paste
  • 300g long grain rice
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and lightly smashed
  • pinch of allspice
  • sprig of thyme
  • 400ml tin coconut milk
  • 50g unsalted cashew nuts
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 small chilli, finely chopped
  • 325g tin sweetcorn, drained
  • 140g pineapple (ideally fresh), cut into small chunks
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    62g 88%
  • Saturates

    30g 149%
  • Sugars

    13g 15%
  • Salt

    1.1g 19%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 90.6g Protein 28.7g Fibre 3.6g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, 180°C fan. Score the surface of the pork chops a few times and rub the jerk paste deep into the meat. Season and set aside. For richer flavour, you could leave to marinade for 20 mins.
  2. Rinse the rice in a sieve under cold running water. Heat a tablespoon of the oil in a large pan, add the garlic, allspice, thyme and rice and stir well to coat the rice. Add 400ml of water and bring to the boil. Add the coconut milk, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 to 20 mins, until the rice is cooked.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat, and add the chops. Fry for a couple of minutes on each side so they start to brown and crisp up, then set onto a roasting tray. Pour any remaining oil in the frying pan over the chops, loosely cover the tray with foil, but tightly seal the edges, and pop into the oven for about 10 mins, until the chops are just cooked through (the juices should run clear when the pork is pierced). Let the chops rest for a few minutes with the foil still covering.
  4. In a small frying pan on a low heat, toast the cashew nuts until light gold and they give off a nutty aroma. Roughly chop.
  5. To finish the rice, remove the garlic clove from the pan and gently fold in the spring onion, chilli, sweetcorn, pineapple and coriander. Add the nuts, season and toss together.
  6. Place the rice in a serving bowl and serve with the chops, drizzled with any juices left in the roasting tray.

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As part of a healthy balanced diet, we recommend this recipe for a special occasion or treat.

For top tips on protecting you and your family when preparing raw meat and poultry, visit Food Safety in the Home.

This delicious recipe was created by chef and author Shivi Ramoutar and is part of our Tesco Dinner Tonight series, which shows you how to make quick and easy midweek meals. You can watch the full video recipe here.

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