Jamaican Rice & Peas Recipe

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  • rice and peas
  • -3-5 Servings+
  • 15 mPrep Time
  • 45 mCook Time
  • 60 mReady In
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Rice & Peas is a very popular dish here in Jamaica. Most residents cook this on Sundays and on Wednesdays with a preferred side of protein. Otherwise known as the Jamaican Coat of Arms.

Served with: Jamaican Stew Chicken Recipe, Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe

Ingredients

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Step by step method

  • Step 1

    Add 2 Cups of water into a cast iron pot, add peas, pimento garlic, and cover pot to boil over high heat.

  • Step 2

    Boil until peas are 3\4 way cooked if not repeat the process of adding 2 more cups of water and cover pot until peas are 3/4 way cooked.

  • Step 3

    After the peas are cooked you add crushed escallion, thyme, and scotch bonnet pepper to the boil until peas are fully cooked.

  • Step 4

    The water should boil until it's reduced to 1 cup of water.

  • Step 5

    Add coconut milk, butter, and salt and boil for 10 mins.

  • Step 6

    Wash your rice and pour into pot stir with a fork, make sure the water level is 1 finger joint above the rice in the pot.

  • Step 7

    Cover pot and lower heat to low flame and allow to steam.

  • Step 8

    If the water is reduced and the rice is not cooked through, sprinkle 1/2 cup water to the rice and cover with plastic wrap or foil and cover for another 10 mins.

  • Step 9

    Remove from heat and serve hot with your side of Protein.

Tips & variations

  • To get the real Jamaican taste with your Rice & Peas use a dry coconut and grate or blend to get the rich coconut milk.

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