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    Jamaican Rice and Peas

    Jamaican Rice and Peas. Photo by Sue Lau

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    2 hrs 1 mins

    1 mins

    2 hrs

    Sue Lau's Note:

    The peas in this aren't really peas at all, but red beans. It is customary in the Caribbean to refer to beans as "peas". This recipe uses coconut cream, but the flavor is mild and not overpowering--just enough to give a hint of island flavor. The scotch bonnet is not as fiery as you'd think as well, since it is added whole and not cut (to expose the seeds and membranes). If you want it hot, you can cut it open, but the dish has a mild flavor of chile overall. Great serving ideas for this recipe would include jerk chicken, calalou, conch chowder, beef patties, or curry. For dessert, I have served this with Caribbean Lime Mousse (recipe posted here).

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse and sort beans and place in a stockpot.
    2. 2
      Cover with several inches of water and soak overnight,-or- bring to a boil, boil gently for 3 minutes, then remove from heat, cover, and allow to sit undisturbed for 1 hour.
    3. 3
      Drain and rinse beans.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil with chicken stock, water, and coconut cream.
    5. 5
      Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/2-2 hours or until beans are tender and creamy.
    6. 6
      Add the thyme, allspice, scallion, onion, garlic, scotch bonnet, brown sugar, uncooked rice, salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      Check the level of liquid over the rice and make sure there is at least one inch of liquid (if not, you may add water or broth to cover).
    8. 8
      Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes or until rice is tender.
    9. 9
      Serve hot as a side dish, with Jamaican hot sauce as a condiment, if desired.
    10. 10
      For Vegetarian use water not the chicken broth or stock.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 04, 2014

      55

      We love Rice & Peas, its a regular dish at our home. Your version is wonderful, very spicy and tasty. We really enjoyed the addition of allspice, brown sugar and garlic in it. We love scotch bonnet peppers, so I minced a small one and added it to the rice... so good. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe, it was the perfect accompaniment for the Jerk Chicken and Creamy Coleslaw. Made for Name That Ingredient Tag Game.

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    • on December 31, 2013

      55

      I made this recipe for island foodies and they were raving!! This is the recipe to with! I did modify the recipe a teeny bit by sautéing the scallions, onions, and garlic in coconut oil before adding to the beans with the rice.

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    • on August 21, 2013

      55

      AMAZING!! I regularly make this now, especially when I want to impress someone. SO yummy!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Jamaican Rice and Peas

    Serving Size: 1 (300 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 285.9
     
    Calories from Fat 35
    12%
    Total Fat 3.9 g
    6%
    Saturated Fat 3.0 g
    15%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 530.1 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 55.6 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 11.1 g
    44%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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