Bahamian Peas and Rice

Recipe by Chocolatl
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
  • Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat.
  • Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, basil, thyme, salt and pepper, and cook until the onion is golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato paste and sugar and cook for 2 minutes more.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Stir in rice and lime juice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover pot, and cook 15 minutes.
  • If the rice is too dry, add 2-3 tablespoons water. If too wet, leave cover ajar for remaining cooking time.
  • Stir in peas. Cook until rice is tender, about 3 minutes more.
  • Remove pot from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Fluff with fork and correct seasoning if needed.
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