caribny posted:yuji22 posted:
Does anyone know the origin of Cook up or All in One as it is called in Berbice ?
Cook up rice evolved from the one pot dishes that are prevalent throughout all of the cultures that evolved out of plantation societies in the Americas. It is related to the Joloff rice of West Africa and some also attribute influences from Spain. Cooking with coconut milk was brought to the Americas by the Africans though these cooking styles are also prevalent in Asia. I guess wherever coconut trees exist.
Thank you Carib. My children were asking and I wanted an honest answer. I never prepare it without coconut milk, that is a must have ingredient.
I will let them know tonight.