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Peas And Rice

Rice and Peas

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


If you love a certain wow factor about your food, then this authentic Jamaican rice and peas recipe is definitely for you! Super easy and nutritious!



  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 1.25ml (¼ tsp) ground allspice
  • 400g (1lb) long grain rice, rinsed in cold water
  • 400g (1 tin) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 scotch bonnet chilli
  • 400ml (1 tin) coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Fry the onion and garlic gently in the oil in a large pot until translucent.
  2. Add the allspice and stir thoroughly.
  3. Add the rice, kidney beans, thyme, chilli, coconut milk and 400ml (⅔ pt) water and stir.
  4. Bring the contents to a slow simmer, cover and cook for around 30 minutes until the rice is cooked.
  5. Remove the thyme, garlic and chilli then fluff the rice with a fork.
  6. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper.


  • Serve with your favourite jerk dish and a salsa.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Caribbean


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 693
  • Sugar: 4.5 g
  • Sodium: 22 mg
  • Fat: 24.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 99.9 g
  • Fiber: 12.9 g
  • Protein: 21.6 g