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Rice and Peas With Ham

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“I took a great cooking class at a Whole Foods store. This is one of the great recipes I got that night. Enjoy!”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb smoked ham, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, crushed
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 12 cup tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped
  • 12 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 hot green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 12 cup onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups pigeon peas, drained (fresh, canned, or frozen will work)
  • 2 cups long-grain rice, washed (par-boiled rice works good)
  • 3 cups chicken stock or 3 cups beef stock
  • 1 cup water


  1. Cut ham into 1 inch pieces and season with salt, garlic and cloves.
  2. Brown this mixture in a heavy sauce pan.
  3. Add the tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, onions, pigeon peas, rice, 3 cups stock and water to a boil.
  4. Boil mixture, covered, over a low heat, until rice is tender.

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