Jamaican Beans and Rice Dish

Jamaican Beans and Rice Dish

33 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    2 h 30 m
  • Ready In

    2 h 35 m
sal
Recipe by  sal

“Kidney beans are simmered in coconut milk and then cooked with rice, chile pepper and herbs.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

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Directions

  1. Combine beans and coconut milk in a large saucepan; cook for 2 hours on low heat.
  2. Stir in thyme, garlic, onions and 3 slices chile pepper; simmer for 7 minutes. Stir in rice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.

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samoya
208

samoya

I have been making "Rice and Peas" as us Jamaican's call it, for quite a while and this is really lacking. To start, you should soak your red kidney beans in cold water overnight. When you're ready to cook the peas, you would boil with it 1-2 cloves of garlic. Since the peas are presoaked, it should take approximately 45 mins to 1 hour to cook. After the peas is cook, you can add approximately 1/2-1 can of cocunut milk, 1 sprig of escallion, about 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 sprig of thyme, black pepper and seasoning salt (all purpose seasoning) to taste (about 1 teaspoon of each), 1 table spoon butter, 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper (for flavouring). You can add onion if you like, but it should be finely chopped. Allow that to boil for 2-3 minutes. Then you wash your rice, and add it to the mixture. Once the rice is brought to a boil, reduce your fire and allow it to simmer. This should give you a much better version of the Jamaican Rice and Peas. I make it every sunday, and each time I make it for guests they absolutely love it.

AcadiaBoi
97

AcadiaBoi

Ok, i'm a pretty good chef and was hesitant about this, I was pretty sure that it wouldnt be near enough liquid and boy was I right. To get this recipe right you will need 2.5C of coconut milk, 2C of brown rice, the onion and seasoning levels are fine, you need to use canned or precooked kidney beans, and finally to make it not bland as so many have complained, you need to add about 3tsp of white sugar. Anyone who has ever had raw coconut compared to the refined stuff will know why... I'll try to get my brother's version of this recipe (as made in Belize) much better and post it!

debp
58

debp

I changed this recipe up a whole lot- but in the end it turned out delicious. I made the brown rice seperately. In another pan I sauted 3 cloves of garlic, then added a red pepper, and the green onions and let them cook for about 5 minutes. I poured in a can of lite coconut milk, some red pepper flakes, dried tyme, and some curry powder. Then I added a can of kidney beans and the rice. I let it all cook for a few minutes and then salt and peppered to taste. It was very good and I will definitely make it again.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 407 cal
  • 20%
  • Fat
  • 9.9 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 67.5 g
  • 22%
  • Protein
  • 13.8 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 12 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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