Jamaican Peas and Rice

READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
Recipe by Deantini

Peas in this recipe refers to beans. This island staple is also known as 'Jamaican coat of arms.' You can add chili to make it spicy if you prefer. No need to soak the kidney beans before cooking in this recipe

Top Review by breezermom

I really liked this dish! A great variation on red beans and rice, with the sweetness of coconut milk. I'm Southern so I did have to cook a side of andouille as a side. LOL

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring beans, garlic, coconut milk, and 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Cover, and cook until beans are tender but not mushy, 1 hour and 50 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Stir in 2 1/2 cups water, the rice, scallions, thyme, and 1 tablespoon salt; season with pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil. Stir once, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Cook, covered, without stirring, until all liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes.
  7. Fluff mixture with a fork, and season with salt and pepper.

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