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Rice & Peas Recipe

Rice & Peas Recipe
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Prepare the ingredients before making Rice & Peas in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Rice & Peas for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Rice & Peas

  • 3 cup Rice
  • 1 cup Of tinned or fresh red peas (either kidney beans or pigeon peas)
  • 5 clove Cloves of Garlic finely choppd
  • 1 Uncut Scotch Bonnet pepper (1 jalapeño pepper may be used as a substitute)
  • 1 cup Tin or cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme (2 teaspoons of dried thyme may be ueed as a substitute)
  • 3 Scallion (spring onions may be used as a substitute)

How to Make Rice & Peas

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 12 steps you must follow to make Rice & Peas in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • Cooking If you are using fresh peas (kidney beans) then wash these
  • Step 2
  • Pour on three cups of water and leave to soak overnight (nb - there is no need to do this if you are using tinned peas)
  • Step 3
  • Crush the garlic and add to seven cups of boiling water
  • Step 4
  • If you are using fresh peas add them now and boil for 45 minutes.
  • Step 5
  • You can test to see if the peas are cooked by crushing them against the lid of the pot.
  • Step 6
  • (If they crush easily, you are ready to move on to the next step)
  • Step 7
  • NB - If you are using tinned peas jest add them to the pot and move straight on to the next step.
  • Step 8
  • Add your coconut milk, rice, salt, black pepper and thyme to the mix.
  • Step 9
  • Crush the scallion (do not chop) and add this.
  • Step 10
  •  Also add the uncut scotch bonnet pepper, nb - the pepper remains uncut so as to not make the rice spicy, just give it a subtle peppery flavour.
  • Step 11
  • The Rice and Peas should be ready after about 40 minutes (exact cooking time will depend on the brand of rice used).
  • Step 12
  • The Rice and Peas is now ready to serve!
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