Authentic Bahamian Peas and Rice


"This is an authentic version of Bahamian peas and rice, I am a native of the Bahamas and this is how it was taught to me, hope you enjoy it. Serve with any prepared meat."


55 m servings 539 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 539 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 21.1 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.2g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 22.4 g
  • 45%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 42 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 912 mg
  • 36%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, and fry until transparent. Stir in the green pepper, ham, tomato paste, tomato, bacon, corned beef, and pigeon peas. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, water and browning sauce, and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice. Return to a boil, then stir, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 45 minutes, until rice is tender. Stir occasionally.
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  1. 16 Ratings


This is not real Bahamian peas and rice. No real Bahamian puts cornbeef in their peas and rice. if they did the food wouldn't cook properly and the meal itself wouldn't taste good at all.

This is not true Bahamian Peas n rice!!

Ok I think the cornbeef must have been a misprint. OMIT the cornbeef and you've got yourself a very rich and yummy peas and rice! The browning sauce gives a darker colour,but if its hard to fin...

We do not use corned beef I don't know where that came from It is called salt beef

This is ridiculous! I don't know anyone in the Bahamas who cooks Peas 'N Rice this way!

This isn't authentic. Though you can add the coconut milk (AKA: coconut water)or shredded, non sweet coconut, no Bahamian I know puts corned beef in their rice. Corned Beef is a separate dish...

This is the real thing.

I'm sorry to report this was terrible. I thought I liked anything with rice in it but this was bland, flat-tasting, and heavy.

This is not an authentic Bahamian recipe. I did not try it so I do not know if it is good or not. I will however say that it should not be misrepresented as a typical Bahamian preparation for on...