Stir in Grace Rice and the whole scotch bonnet pepper; cover and bring to a boil. Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on February 15, 2012: This is a super unique hub. if there is any sodium in there the amount might be too small to note. But hey…if it tasted good, who cares! This dish has been around for hundreds of years. I've pinned your hub on pinterest and will share with my followers. Drain the liquid from the beans and add fresh water and cook. No wonder why it was hub of the day...great formatting and presentation! You certainly are multi -talented with your certificates and degrees. Love the encouragements! Yes, you can, but for this recipe, I recommend sticking with canned beans. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 26, 2012: Sen.Sush23, I am part Indian and for the past year + I have been getting familiar with South East Asian and Indian cuisine. I am going to the supermarket tomorrow to find these ingredients. The disadvantage is that the color of the beans and rice and peas will not be as bright because you must drain the water it was soaked in and that water contains the color of the red peas. If you are vegetarian or Rasta then you eat your rice and peas with stewed vegetables, and trust me, the Rastafarian stewed veggies are great! As you can see, rice and peas is enriched with vitamins and minerals. Can’t wait for summer to be here so we can try some of the grilled recipes! Thanks for the recipe! Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 18, 2012: Hi Jean! Cover and rest overnight. Beans and peas, being plant-based foods, are linked to decreased risk of inflammatory diseases. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on April 29, 2012: Hi Coffeealera, your comment made me smile. Thank you, now I can learn to make it with perfection with your hub! I miss her so much (deceased 2yrs). Hooray! Jim Higgins from Eugene, Oregon on March 04, 2012: Well, we just finished a dinner of rice and peas (kidney beans) and broiled chicken breast marinated in Mojo sauce ( a Cuban sort of thing). She is a published author, poet, blogger, and content creator. Return to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until all the liquids have … leave me a comment below – it’s appreciated. Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on February 15, 2012: Yum, yum! Can I Use Brown Rice? I followed it step by step and it was delicious. I have stopped using the regular white rice and have been using the par-boiled for some time for my Jamaican rice and peas. Thanks for stopping by. Melanie from Midwest, USA on February 15, 2012: Oh wow! Add a dash of black pepper to taste. They will plum up and the water will take on a lovely reddish colour.. this will help add that unique color when we add the rice. Hello Eye Say, after teasing me with your mouthwatering recipes, I am giving you something back....lol. Add the rice, stir well and add the water and coconut milk. You definitely earned it! Thanks a lot. oh yea! I hope you find pimento seeds. Cook seasonings for 15 minutes then add rice and cook as per recipe. Have a great weekend. Have a great day! . Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 10, 2012: Thanks Jan and I do hope you get it right with the help of my recipe. This version uses coconut milk, but for the same recipe using creamed coconut (the liquid measurements are different) go to Gungo Peas and Rice and use kidney beans instead. There is the exception of those who were not born on the island and so have not adopted the tradition. Technically you can use brown rice but the problem is brown rice takes a lot longer to cook than long-grain white rice. Add the escallion, onion, thyme, Grace Red Kidney Beans, salt and stir well. Senoritaa, thanks for visiting. Keep your eyes on the prize. This is the exact way haitians do it… I miss my mom’s cooking!! That gives the rice its color and added flavour. As I mentioned, I use a grater. Instead of the four cups of coconut juice add plain water, 1 heaping tablespoon butter, 1 capful coconut oil or vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon sugar. Now I have one! But here’s the funny part.. we’re not even using peas, but beans. You will cut your cooking time by about 25 - 35%. I cook from fresh ingredients every day because that is best. Hello Starstream, thank you. If you cooked the beans in the rice pot then no need to remove them. Your recipes are easy to follow and the results are amazing. Appreciate the comment and visit. Your kitchen will have a lovely aroma as this simmer away. I did add a tablespoon of vegetable oil (this was optional). Hi Rebecca, thanks for stopping by! Hi Cyndy, I think pigeon peas is the same as gongo peas...not sure. Still painful. I used dry peas (kidney beans), but you can use the canned or frozen peas if you are short of time. If using the packet powdered milk follow the instructions. Thanks Melbel. My daughters refer to this dish as the spicy rice with the beanies (anything with peas or beans are called beanies), as I love to burst the scotch bonnet pepper near the end of cooking to release all that wonderful Caribbean vibe! The conventional to make this dish is to use dry peas (kidney beans), but you can use the canned or frozen peas if you are short of time. 1 scotch bonnet pepper Add canned kidney beans, coconut milk, water, onion, spring onion, garlic, ginger, thyme, scotch … This recipe is mouth watering and presented with good clear instructions. When the peas are cooked add your coconut milk or juice. You can use your choice of rice. You can substitute your coconut milk for plain unsweetened soymilk. I need to translate this into Japanese now for my wife. Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on February 15, 2012: I've never cooked (or eaten, for that matter) Jamaican food. Trying to be more health conscious. I had no idea so many people liked Jamaican food! Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 16, 2012: Thanks [beaming and blushing, all smiles] :)). I place the rice in a strainer, then allow water to pour over it as I work my hand/fingers through it. Your email address will not be published. Some allergic reactions to sulfites are headaches, rapid heartbeat and disorientation. You can also tell that the rice and peas are cooked when the rice starts to catch at the bottom of the pot. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The coconut surely will add to the charm of red peas and rice. Lovely recepies Chris. Renal patients are at increased risk for inflammatory diseases like cancer, heart diseases and stroke. Add rice to pot and stir. Thanks, I hope the readers see this comment. Thank you Randomcreative. I believe the other rice and beans are mimicking this recipe. Will have to try this soon. Thanks for sharing such an inviting hub. Note: If using coconut cream, add water to make four cups of milk. We have the rice and peas as a side, not a complete meal but in reality it should be had by itself. Thanks for sharing. another Jamaican. While the peas are being cooked, mill your coconut. Have a great weekend. Wow wow! Remember to remove the sprigs from the thyme and don’t forget that scotch bonnet pepper. 2 cloves garlic The jamaican rice and peas recipe makes no sense if you are going to used canned peas. on February 15, 2012: Hey Congratulations , it's only the start of things to come . Forgot to take out the Scotch bonnet pepper and there was some definite heat. Vote up! The beans will increase by about 150% in size. The flavor of the coconut dissipates the earlier the coconut goes in, hence the reason for putting it in after….. Voting up and useful. This easy Red Beans and Rice recipe is the perfect side dish for Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken, Slow Cooker Jerk Pork, or Jamaican Coconut Shrimp Stew. It sounds like you love to cook. I am sure your wife will enjoy making it. Remove from the heat and let steam for 10 minutes, then discard the … I just post that....thanks for asking. Here in France you don’t find all the carribean ingredients to cook what you want! We’ll get to that later on in the recipe. too! eye say from Canada on February 16, 2012: this looks so good can't wait to give it a try! Sulfites can be dangerous and, without molybdenum, many of us may have developed health issues such as heart problems. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. jeyaramd from Mississauga, Ontario on February 15, 2012: You really have outdone yourself. love the salt tip. This fiber helps to reduce bad cholesterol and also helps to prevent blood sugar from spiking after a meal. The video is a great accompaniment to your hub here. I do hope you give this recipe a try and don’t forget to share it with family and friends.. that’s a huge part of being from the Caribbean and adopting our lifestyle. Molybdenum has more than one benefit. ComfortB, I would love to try some Nigerian recipes. Chris I love your recipes!!!!! Watching you cook brought back memories of my mother cooking rice and peas. I am definitely going to try this, as my usual rice recipes consist of curry and curry! This is because the legume commonly used in this recipe is red kidney beans. Use instead of coconut. I've never perfected the rice and peas, still trying. Voted up and shared!!! You are appreciated. There is an elevator also, waiting. 3.Reduce heat and simmer until beans are tender, about 45 minutes. You would use about a 2/3 brown rice to the quantity regular rice. Place in a pot, cover generously with vegetable stock and bring to a boil. Dexter, I am so happy that you love rice and peas in body. 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