This was delicious. I used what I had on hand.I was out of bacon bits and cilantro. I also added some diced yellow bellpeppers as well as some red. I was afraid the alspice would over power, so I only added 1/4 teaspoon because I only had 2 cups of rice, so I think that evened it out. My husband and the kids liked this dish. I DID serve it warm instead of cold(I assumed that was how it was supposed to be served) Anyway, it was delicious and I'll be making it again.
This made a great accompaniment to a grilled steak. I was a coward and used only a half teaspoon of allspice but the flavor was so mild it probably would have been fine with the full teaspoon. My "small" red onion must have been too big, because I only used half of it and that was more than enough. This is a really pretty side dish... so colorful, even without the peas (I forgot to add them). I made the mistake of cooking 3 cups of raw rice (it makes a LOT of rice!) but luckily I figured out my mistake before I mixed everything up. All in all, DH and I really enjoyed this.
As a Aussie, I am impressed with this recipe,but I left out the bacon bits,and added a small can of water chesnuts chopped.
I made this today and I was really hoping that I would be able to give more stars. I made 2 servings and cut rhe allspice to a very scant 1/2 tsp and that was fine. For me it was the soy sauce that I wasn't nuts about in this recipe. I would use a bit of salt in the future. Loved the Bacon Bits in this and I think they are the star flavor here. Also I used Maui sweet onion and brown rice. The allspice and sweet onion went very well together. The colors made this very appealing and I will make this again but without the soy sauce.
Millions of apologies for only 3 stars but this needs some adjusting in my opinion. The delicate flavor of the jasmine rice is completely lost in the soy sauce. The dressing is odd - 1TB of allspice? It's not totally horrible - it tastes ok, 1 child loved it, the other wouldn't touch it. Regular rice would work just fine & maybe just a tsp of allspice & less soy sauce? Of course, the bacon was *my* favorite part. ;)