Around the World in 12 Dishes: Jamaica Inspired Stir-Fry

I am happy to be posting almost on time this month’s dish for with Around the World in 12 Dishes! Around the World in 12 Dishes : season 2 was originally created by Glittering Muffins and there are total of 13 blogs participating in this project. The idea is to “visit” 1 country a month (12 countries in a year) by exploring the cooking culture and craft. We all cook 1 (or more) dish with our children and some of us make crafts.


Last month we travelled to Jamaica and I missed it as I’ve been battling morning sickness (or should I say “morning sickness turned all-day-long sickness”?). So naturally I couldn’t cook anything (so much for healthy eating in my family!).

As usually, I have to create something that my picky eater will eat. And now I have to think about my toddler who started eating all table food few months ago. I didn’t want to make anything complicated or with spices, so I looked up online some vegetable recipe and found this Cabbage Stir-Fry.

I tweaked the recipe and here’s what I got.



Shredded cabbage

Sliced onions

Shredded carrots

Shredded zucchini

Beef flakes

A dash of each turmeric and coriander


Salt to taste

How to make it:

1. Prepare all the ingredients. Don’t thaw the beef flakes if using frozen.


2. Warm up some oil, add turmeric, coriander and onions. Stir for a minute. Add beef flakes.


3. Let the beef flakes cook on low fire for a few minutes, keep stirring until all red disappears. Cover and leave for another 5 minutes.

4. Add the rest of the vegetables. Salt to taste. Bring the fire to medium. Stir for a few minutes. Add some water, cover and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.


5. Serve with rice, macaroni or just bread.

My picky eater ate it all very well! My toddler doesn’t like the taste of meat, so she only ate carrots and zucchini! I haven’t got any pictures of them this time as my hands were pretty busy and since my toddler insists on self-feeding most of the time and refuses to sit in the high chair (she stands on her feet or knees next to her sister), I have to hold her with one hand and keep helping her with another during meal times!

I would love to visit Jamaica one day. It is a beautiful place with rich culture and we have few friends who are originally from there.

Have you ever been to Jamaica? Have you tried Jamaican food before?

Check the other blogs of “Around the World in 12 Dishes” for their Jamaican creations:

Adventures In MommydomAfterschooling for Smarty PantsAll Done MonkeyCrafty Moms Share,Creative World of VaryaGlittering MuffinsHere Come The GirlsKid World CitizenKitchen Counter ChroniclesMaroc MamaMermaids’ MakingsThe Educators’ Spin On It

Please link up your Jamaican dish and/or craft in our linky below, we would love to see it!

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