If there is a national dish of Jamaica, many would consider it to be this. Jamaican coat of arms is a popular side dish in Jamaica, and is commonly served at holiday tables. It is so delicious... it is now a popular side dish in my house as well!
In a medium saucepan, combine the black eyed peas with the allspice and onion powder and simmer on low heat.
In another medium saucepan, combine the coconut milk, rice, onion and garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat and stir. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes, or until all of the liquid has absorbed.
When the rice is done, remove the pinto beans from the heat. Rinse and drain them very well and mix in with the rice. Serve hot.