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Rice with Djon Djon and Shrimp

Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Riz Djon-Djon with Shrimp)

Rice with Djon Djon and Shrimp or Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp is another staple meal in Haitian cuisine. Add shrimp for a tantalizing taste and a complete meal. This rice is amazing in flavor and so delicious! It makes a great side dish to accompany many different types of meat and seafood.

Rice with Djon DJon and Shrimp or Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp or Black Rice will help you gain more friends than you need. LOL! Friends are great to have and not so great to have. Having friends and family members who are always hungry and love rice will make you confined in the kitchen for long hours.

Paying your dues with food is a good way to thank friends and family. It is a full meal that can be served alone or with a meat or seafood entree. A side salad or vegetables will complete your dinner menu.

What is Djon Djon

You can find Djon Djon mushrooms online and in Caribbean stores. Want to learn more about Djon Djon? Read our post here.

Want to make more recipes with Djon Djon? Check the recipes below:

The ingredients you will need for the Rice with Djon Djon and Shrimp recipe

For the rice:

  • Follow this recipe: Rice with Djon Djon recipe:
  • Long Grain White Rice yellow if preferred, good brand rice
  • Djon-Djon dried mushrooms are sold in Haitian Grocery Stores.
  • Water
  • Baby Lima Beans or Greens Peas are frozen and then thawed.
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Garlic Cloves
  • Fresh Thyme leaves 
  • Scallions stalks 
  • Green Pepper
  • Crushed Black Pepper
  • Whole Cloves
  • Chicken Bouillon Powder
  • Whole Hot Pepper or a few drops of NouBess Hot Sauce optional
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste

For the Shrimp:

  • 1 lb Shrimp deveined and cleaned with lemon juice and water
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 large Shallot chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Red Pepper chopped small
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Other options for Rice with Djon Djon Rice and Shrimp

I love serving the rice with my favorite ribs recipe. If you prefer making the rice without shrimp, here’s the recipe for the Black Mushroom Rice or Djon Djon Rice before without seafood.

Delicious Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Djon Djon Rice with Shrimp)
Delicious Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Djon Djon Rice with Shrimp)

This main recipe is versatile because shrimp, soft-shell crab, and lobster can add a delicious and exotic taste. Try Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Riz (Don-Djon) for your next Sunday meal. This dish will be a wonderful treat for the whole family.

Rice with Djon Djon and Shrimp or Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp is common in every Haitian household. Commonly served on Sundays or holidays, it is a favorite of many.

Notes and Tips

  • Make Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Riz (Don-Djon) with lobster meat or soft shell crabs to be more adventurous.
  • Use jasmine rice or basmati rice.
  • You can also use yellow rice. Brown rice is a bit challenging to cook with the mushroom, but it can be done with lots of patience and plenty of water for the rice to cook. Also, the taste is different.
  • You can use sweet peas or lima beans.
  • For a burst of Haitian Caribbean exotic flavor, add endui. The homemade pork mixture will add a more salivating flavor and more seasoning.

Rice is one of those foods that we need to include in our diet. This is one of my favorite comfort dishes that I enjoy eating alone or with friends and family when I have company. This recipe is pretty easy to make, and it will not take long for the dish to be made. This delicious rice dish with black mushrooms and shrimp is truly unique!

Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Riz Djon-Djon with Shrimp)

Rice with Djon Djon and Shrimp

Black Mushroom Rice with Shrimp (Rice with Djon Djon and Shrimp). Prepare Rice with Djon Djon first, then add marinated cooked shrimp for more flavor.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 6
Calories 28 kcal


  • Rice with Djon Djon recipe
  • 1 lb Shrimp deveined and cleaned with lemon juice and water
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 large Shallot chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Red Pepper chopped small
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • In a saucepan over low heat, add oil, garlic and shallots and let cook for 1 – 2 minutes while stirring to avoid burning. Add sweet pepper and continue to stir. Add shrimp, salt and pepper and mix well. Cook the shrimp while stirring occasionally until they turn pink. Remove from heat.
  • Follow original recipe for black mushroom rice. Once the rice is fully cook. Gently stir in shrimp mixture and let cook for another 2 minutes. Remove and serve hot


Follow rice with Djon Djon recipe and add shrimp.


Serving: 4gramsCalories: 28kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 0.3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 1mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 389IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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