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Rice and peas recipe

Ingredients

Rice and Peas - Ingredients 3 cups of rice
 1 can of tinned or 1 cup of fresh red peas (either kidney beans or pigeon peas)
 5 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
 1 uncut scotch bonnet pepper (1 jalapeno pepper may be used as a substitute)
 3 Scallion (spring onions may be used as a substitute)
 1 tin (or one cup) of coconut milk
 1 teaspoon of salt
 1 teaspoon of black pepper
 2 sprigs of fresh thyme (2 teaspoons of dried thyme may be used as a substitute)



Cooking

Rice and Peas - Washing the peas If you are using fresh peas then wash these










Rice and Peas - Soaking the peas 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)










Rice and Peas - Crushing the garlic Crush the garlic and add to seven cups of boiling water










Rice and Peas - Adding the garlic to the pot 










Rice and Peas - Boiling the peas and garlic If you are using fresh peas add them now and boil for 45 minutes.










Rice and Peas - Testing the peas to see if they are cooked You can test to see if the peas are cooked by crushing them against the lid of the pot.

(If they crush easily, you are ready to move on to the next step)

NB - If you are using tinned peas jest add them to the pot and move straight on to the next step.






Rice and Peas - Adding other ingredients (1) Add your coconut milk, rice, salt, black pepper and thyme to the mix.










Rice and Peas - Adding other ingredients (2) Crush the scallion (do not chop) and add this.

 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.








Rice and Peas - Cooking The Rice and Peas should be ready after about 40 minutes (exact cooking time will depend on the brand of rice used).










Rice and Peas - Serving The Rice and Peas is now ready to serve!










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