How to Cook Jamaican Rice and Peas

How to Cook Jamaican Rice and Peas

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To cook Jamaican Rice and Peas, You will need….

    • ½ pound dried red peas (kidney beans) or small red beans (1 cup)

6 – 8 cups coconut milk

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

2 whole scallions, crushed

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 ½ teaspoons dried

2 cups of uncooked long grain white rice

2 teaspoons salt or use sea salt or no salt to make it Ital Rasta Style

 

How to Prepare Jamaican Rice and Peas

 

Step 1

Wash the beans thoroughly and place them in a medium sized saucepan with the coconut milk, black pepper, scallions and thyme.

Step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 – 2 hours, or until the beans are almost tender (adding water as needed to keep the beans covered, in the water)

Step 3

Remove the thyme if using whole sprigs and scallions.

Add the rice and salt.

Step 4

If necessary, add more water so that the liquid is 1 inch above the rice.

Step 5

Bring it to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Step 6
Fluff the rice with a fork. The grains of rice should easily separate and not be mushy.

Rastafari. Enjoy your Rice and Peas.
Rice and Peas can be eaten with any meal.

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