Rice and Peas

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Rice and Peas is a traditional sunday dish served along with a meat dish usually chicken and vegetables. It is full of flavour and it tastes so good, but the cooking process normally takes about two days because we normally soak the peas overnight to allow it to soften a bit which causes it to cook faster the next day. Here is an easier way to cook it, which significantly cuts the cooking time, but you will still end up with the same delicious end result.

1 can red kidney beans
4 cups long grain white rice
1 cup coconut milk
4 cloves garlic, crushed
2 stalks scallion
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoon salt
5 cups water


• Add kidney beans, water, coconut milk, garlic, scallion and salt to pot.
• Place pot on medium heat.
• When pot boils add butter and allow ingredients to continue boiling for 5 minute.
• Wash rice and drain excess water, then add rice to pot, stir pot and cover.
• Rice is cooked when water is fully absorbed.
• Serve with your choice of meat.