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Best Lowcountry Rice Dish

Gullah Rice at Gullah Cuisine

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Gullah Rice at Gullah Cuisine
1717 Hwy. 17 N. Mt. Pleasant.
(843) 881-9076
www.gullahcuisine.com

While their zesty, fennel-heavy red rice is killer-diller, proprietor Charlotte Jenkins and her staff boast an even more delicious dish, simply called Gullah Rice. Seasoned with an unusually complex mix of spices and seasoning (and maybe a hint of molasses, cinnamon, or pistachio?) and loaded with big bites of baked chicken, spicy smoked sausage, fresh shrimp, carrots, and bell peppers, it's like a coastal Carolina stir-fry. The small order ($9.95) includes a huge portion and one side veggie (try mixing in the collard greens or lima beans). A tasty, well-prepared signature dish from a cool local eatery.

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