Rice & Peas

(Also called "peas and rice")

1 cup Dried red peas (red kidney beans), soaked overnight
1 1/2 cups Coconut milk (use unsweetened)
3 stalks Escallion (spring onion), chopped
1 fresh Thyme sprig
  Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups Uncooked white rice
1 whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper (don't burst )



  • Place beans in a large saucepan. Add enough water to cover and boil until just tender, about 2 hours.
  • Add the coconut milk and seasonings and then the rice. Top up with water, (if necessary), so that there is about 2 1/2 times as much liquid as rice and beans.
  • Place the hot pepper on top and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and cover.
  • Let the rice steam slowly until cooked, for about 25 - 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pepper and thyme stalk, then fluff lightly before serving.
  • Serves 6





Rice n Peas

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