Breakfast usually consists of homemade bread with eggs, cheese, butter or a cooked vegetable and tea or coffee.
Rice is a staple of the midday meal. It is eaten with beans, vegetables and meat. Poultry and seafood are popular.
The evening meal is more elaborate. The staple may again be rice, roti, which is a flat bread, or root vegetables such as cassavas and yams. Other vegetables, meat or seafood are also eaten with the evening meal. Fresh cow's milk may be part of the morning or evening meal. Guyanese cuisine is enriched by traditional foods from every ethnic group in the country: East Indian, African, Native, Chinese and Portuguese. These dishes have been adapted to Guyanese tastes, often by the addition of spices.