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Jamaican Peas and Rice

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“Peas in this recipe refers to beans. This island staple is also known as 'Jamaican coat of arms.' You can add chili to make it spicy if you prefer. No need to soak the kidney beans before cooking in this recipe”
2hrs 35mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring beans, garlic, coconut milk, and 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat to low. Cover, and cook until beans are tender but not mushy, 1 hour and 50 minutes to 2 hours.
  3. Stir in 2 1/2 cups water, the rice, scallions, thyme, and 1 tablespoon salt; season with pepper.
  4. Bring to a boil. Stir once, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Cook, covered, without stirring, until all liquid has been absorbed, about 20 minutes.
  6. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes.
  7. Fluff mixture with a fork, and season with salt and pepper.

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