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Bahamian Peas & Rice

I do not like beans in any way, shape or form. That said, my fiancee found it very amusing when I ate this dish every day for lunch during our vacation in the Bahamas. It wasn't until we returned that he let me know these 'peas' were actually beans!!

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  • Boil peas in medium saucepan with 5-6 cups of water.
  • Cook for 45 minutes or until tender and set aside.
  • Fry bacon in a medium pot with the scallions, garlic, and red pepper.
  • Saute for 3- 5 minutes and add salt, pepper, thyme, and tomato paste.
  • Add peas and 4 cups of the water that was used to boil them in.
  • Bring to a boil and add rice.
  • Reduce heat, cover tightly, until most all of the water has evaporated.
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"I do not like beans in any way, shape or form. That said, my fiancee found it very amusing when I ate this dish every day for lunch during our vacation in the Bahamas. It wasn't until we returned that he let me know these 'peas' were actually beans!!"
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  1. mekhi s.
    It turned out great. Awesome recipe
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  2. Rooster 1
    Tasty and filling. I added about 1 1/2 tablespoons of browning to make it a little more authentic.
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  3. fox246
    It's definitely not a true Bahamian dish unless you use Kitchen Bouquet Browning. Bahamians don't eat it any other way... and I should know because I was born and raised in the Bahamas!
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  4. AndreaTheDragon
    This was outstanding! We used regular frozen peas instead of pigeon peas and cooked them with the rice at the end. We also substituted chicken broth for the water --- the smell of this cooking was heavenly and it brought back fond memories of our Bahamian travels. We served it with Jerk Chicken and it was a big hit. Thanks for posting this!
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  5. AndreaTheDragon
    This was outstanding! We used regular frozen peas instead of pigeon peas and cooked them with the rice at the end. We also substituted chicken broth for the water --- the smell of this cooking was heavenly and it brought back fond memories of our Bahamian travels. We served it with Jerk Chicken and it was a big hit. Thanks for posting this!
    Reply
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