Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This delicious chicken-rice recipe is typical of Trinidad-Tobago.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy pot or skillet. With the heat on high, add the sugar and let it caramelize until it is almost burned, stirring constantly. Add the chicken (or meat) and stir until all the pieces are covered with the sugar. Reduce the heat to medium, add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  2. Drain the pigeon peas and add them to the pot along with the rice, water, and coconut milk. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, stir until well mixed, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. The pelau should be moist at the end of the cooking time.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a