I place the rice in a strainer, then allow water to pour over it as I work my hand/fingers through it. I hope you can share your recipe sometime. I hope you make your rice and peas every Sunday to commemorate your mom's cooking. Appreciate the comment and visit. Voted up! muah! love the salt tip. The video is a great accompaniment to your hub here. You can also enjoy this meal as a meatless entree with a simple avocado and tomato salad on the side. I cook from fresh ingredients every day because that is best. :). Rastamermaid from Universe on February 15, 2012: I just need you to help me with my dumplin game,boiled and fried and spinners for my soup and I'll be golden. on February 15, 2012: Hey Congratulations , it's only the start of things to come . Trying to be more health conscious. I followed it step by step and it was delicious. Outstanding Cook Up Rice (#Ital #Vegan #Glutenfree). 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2. A traditional Jamaican way to reduce the cooking times for dried beans is to soak the beans overnight. I moved to Arizona from Chicago and with the move lost my access to Jamaican food…this is great, Thanksgiving dinner is going to be a lil different this year!! I am definitely going to try this, as my usual rice recipes consist of curry and curry! I love the images in the vid of how you have all your ingredients set up on your cutting board... very pretty/artsy. (Well, not me....my fiancé is responsible for grating the coconut every Sunday!) Thanks for sharing such an inviting hub. Now add the 2 cups of water and allow to soak for a couple hours. Dreamer at heart from Northern California on February 15, 2012: Congratulations on your hub of the day! Jamaican rice and peas are cooked using either red kidney beans (known as red peas) or gongo peas. Voted up! Hello I really liked this recipe, but there is a bit of confusion. We used coconut milk and some chicken broth for the beans and with all those wonderful spices, it was deeeeelicious. lol! My sister married a rasta from Jamaica and she learned how to make this rice with perfection. Its nice to be able to get authentic recipes that give amazing results. Add the coconut milk, then bring back to a boil (I’ve seen some people put a tablespoon of vegetable oil into the pot at this time as well) … then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, put the lid on the pot and allow to cook. Have a great weekend. Beans are good source of protein, and when combined with rice, as in the Jamaican style rice and peas, they give you a high quality source of protein that is free of trans or saturated fats. There is the exception of those who were not born on the island and so have not adopted the tradition. i have a quick question if you don’t mind and could help. Very similar to the way we cook it in Nigeria. Here we have another lifesaver because kidney beans are a very rich source of healthy fiber. I love Malaysian food but if we had to spell some of them before eating we would go hungry LOL. Sky9106 from A beautiful place on earth. Tomorrow is rice and peas day...lol. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hillary from Atlanta, GA on February 24, 2012: Congratulations on this Hub being honored as "Hub of the Day"! Greetings, Just the way , I cook mines. To start, you should soak your red kidney beans in cold water overnight. In Indian cooking, the southern part particularly and Srilankan, you have recipes very similar to this. Hello Techygran, I am sure you will love it when you make it. I wanted the hub to be extra special...lol. 2 cloves garlic I prefer this method. i intend to make rice and peas, but i’m a little short on cooking time/time on the hob. They have similar flavours but cloves are spicier so you would use like 4 for that pot of rice and peas. Not mushy, rice is perfectly cooked. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 10, 2012: Thanks Jan and I do hope you get it right with the help of my recipe. Great recipe, and I', sure it taste good too. Chop the scallion, onion and garlic and add it to the pot as well. You must place beans in a large container with enough head space after the water is placed in it. Increase the heat to medium and cover the pot. We have the rice and peas as a side, not a complete meal but in reality it should be had by itself. Stir in rice to the pan, followed by beans for about 2 minutes, then add coconut milk, bay leaf, bouillon powder, creole spice, with 3 cups of water, bring to a boil reduce heat, cover with a lid and simmer until rice is cooked, about 20 minutes or more. Wow wow! Audrey Howitt from California on February 15, 2012: This looks fabulous! If you making rice and peas long enough, you don't need to steam it with plastic bag! Your is little bit different. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon. 3 sprigs thyme Jamaican rice and peas is a blend of rice, beans, and spices. Use instead of coconut. Whenever I make dumplings and spinners I will certainly post them here. As I mentioned, I use a grater. Thanks for sharing. Thanks Melbel. Rice and Peas Directions Combine Grace Coconut Milk and water in a 3 litre (3 quart) pot and bring to a boil. We used natural kidney beans which is soaked from over night or goya red kidney bean which takes less than a hour to cook. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 11, 2012: Hi Brake12, thank you for reading this hub and my profile. Carolee is a passionate writer with a love for learning and teaching. We’re trying to get the kidney beans tender before adding the rice, but at the same time we’re building a wicked flavor base. Renal patients are at increased risk for inflammatory diseases like cancer, heart diseases and stroke. You can test the readiness of the rice and peas by inserting a fork in the center. Happy cooking. Have a great weekend. I have been waiting to hear your "Jamaican" since the last Video Chat lol! Your email address will not be published. This is the Jamaican version. When you are ready to cook the rice and peas, drain the kidney beans, then move on to step 2. 2 cups water. Don’t worry about the sprigs as we can remove it when the dish is done cooking.. we want maximum flavor from the thyme sprigs. Heat in saucepan … Sandra M Urquhart from Fort Lauderdale on March 25, 2012: I copied the recipe and am itching to try it. Rice and peas is a must every Sunday, Front page fit you my dear. Voted up. Molybdenum has more than one benefit. However, you can also make it with coconut milk. Blessings to you and your family. STEP 3 Add the kidney beans and thyme, simmer, and cover, for about 20 minutes until the rice is cooked. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on March 05, 2012: Xstatic, you are a real Caribbean man! Remember to remove the sprigs from the thyme and don’t forget that scotch bonnet pepper. Welcome to my hubspace. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 15, 2012: Thank you Susann23b, I really appreciate the visit, the comment and the vote! Add the pre-cooked beans with liquid or undrained canned beans to a pot more suitable for cooking rice. Nice Chris.I really never tried just rice and peas as i love meh meat..But ill try this with some chicken at the side. There is the exception of those who were not born on the island and so have not adopted the tradition. Vote up! Thanks alot, this improved my cooking of a dish I love to prepare. Awesome hub, loved all the recipes I am going to make them all. When you're ready to cook the peas, you would boil with it 1-2 cloves of garlic. I love Indian and Asian food in general. Jamaican rice and peas are cooked using either red kidney beans (known as red peas) or gongo peas. You can certainly burst it open and release the heat or fish it out and discard. (delicious easy-to-follow recipes directly to your inbox). Loved your article. Voted up :). Thank you for this hub and for the authentic journey. A very healthy dish. After milling or grating the coconut, we add 4 cups of water and squeeze the juices out of the coconut, throwing the trash away so the goats or pigeons can have it. I use a traditional grater, but you can use a blender by cutting your coconut into tiny bits and blending with 4 cups of water. Now it’s time to wash your rice. In a large pot, preferably a Dutch pot, or your favourite rice pot, put peas with 3 cups water, pimento and garlic on medium high to cook. Watching you cook brought back memories of my mother cooking rice and peas. Add washed thyme and washed green scotch bonnet pepper. Foolproof Tip: All the liquid for this recipe – water, coconut milk, liquid from beans – should add up to 4 cups Ingredients 1 can (19oz) Kidney beans, including liquid Before you go, don’t forget to check out the latest cooking videos, connect with me on twitter and join our community on facebook. Forgot to take out the Scotch bonnet pepper and there was some definite heat. My rice is coming out too hard or sometimes too mushy. The coconut surely will add to the charm of red peas and rice. Congrats on getting hub of the day. Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on March 14, 2012: Thank you Urmilashukla23. Here are a few variations to the Jamaican rice and peas for when you fall short on coconut milk. CaribbeanPot.com – The Best Caribbean Recipes Online by Chef & Gourmand Award Winning Cookbook Author, Chris De La Rosa. In that rice and peas recipe there was a lot of discussion about the real name.. is it rice and peas or peas and rice. I am sure many people will try one of our favourite Jamaican dishes. Patties are another tradition here. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Gongo peas are seasonal and are usually available during the Christmas period, so red peas have become the popular choice. Maybe the brand of tomato paste lent to the color being not so red. what would you suggest? What a magnificent meal! I hope you can share that recipe with me sometime. Drain that water out and repeat until you no longer have that cloudy appearance. The flavor of the coconut dissipates the earlier the coconut goes in, hence the reason for putting it in after….. Sort and rinse the beans. This is the exact way haitians do it… I miss my mom’s cooking!! Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on February 15, 2012: Rice is much loved food in my culture. Stir in Grace Rice and the whole scotch bonnet pepper; cover and bring to a boil. i’m planning to cook a Jamaican meal and you are now my go to point of reference (especially looking forward to trying out your ultimate (=P) jerk chicken). You definitely earned it! Take care. I am sure your wife will enjoy making it. Wonderful recipe again. Yes, I surely have in mind to share some regional delicacies from different parts of India. Thank you Randomcreative. Wash your peas about three to four times to make sure they are properly cleansed. I haven't had that type of chicken but I suppose it similar to a Spanish dish. Walmart for sure carries them; Safeway too, I think. I have been making "Rice and Peas" as us Jamaican's call it, for quite a while and this is really lacking. Note: If you have whole pimento berries (allspice) feel free to use about 3 instead of the ground allspice. Your kitchen will have a lovely aroma as this simmer away. Canned Kidney Beans. Thanks so much for the recipe, video, directions and great pics! You’ve got this white girl cooking food that makes her Jamaican boyfriend say Yah Mon. Only difference is thyme and scallion, instead we use bay leaf and curry leaves and also seasoning of mustard seed. The sky is the limit and these are the steps . I hope that helps. Note: If using coconut cream, add water to make four cups of milk. As it comes to a boil, drop in the scotch bonnet pepper whole into the pot. Congrats on Hub of the Day - you deserve it! Thanks for another great recipe. This version uses creamed coconut which can be found at tropical grocers and some supermarkets. Here are some other choices for the dish, just in case you can't get—or don't want—red peas or kidney beans. Have a great day! There is no substitute for coconut milk. what in the world is a pimento seed and where in the US can i get them? I like my peas and rice grainy, but if you like the rice a bit more creamy you may need a bit more liquid and cooking time. I believe the other rice and beans are mimicking this recipe. :D. Wesley Meacham from Wuhan, China on August 24, 2012: Interesting hub. It does take a while to cook those kidney beans though, especially if you forget to soak them overnight. 1/2 teaspoon salt Scrape up any brown bits stuck to the pan with your wooden spoon or spatula. Melanie from Midwest, USA on February 15, 2012: Oh wow! Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for stopping by and I hope it turns out well. I don't like this method. Let me know how it turns out. Very thorough descriptions and great pictures. This recipe turned out perfect. Congrats on getting Hub of the Day. That looks REALLY good! Whenever I can afford it, I will use brown rice, but that is quite expensive, and since I changed my diet, I have been eating brown rice as cooked plain rice. CookiesNoCrumbs, yay! I’ve tried COUNTLESS rice and beans recipes. Let coconut cook for about 10 - 15 minutes. They will plum up and the water will take on a lovely reddish colour.. this will help add that unique color when we add the rice. Red kidney beans (peas): I use dry peas for this recipe. Thanks for the recipes. Smash or pound your scallion and add to your pot. I really hope you like this dish. that seems to work as well. Janis Leslie Evans from Washington, DC on September 10, 2012: Unbelievable hub, Cardisa. I had no idea so many people liked Jamaican food! Can’t wait for summer to be here so we can try some of the grilled recipes! Drain the liquid from the beans and add fresh water and cook. Folks love it. Its a welcome deviation from the fast food jamaican places around town. leave me a comment below – it’s appreciated. 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice Be careful to watch that the milk doesn't boil over so it's best not to cover pot for this until you put your rice in. Deborah Neyens from Iowa on February 15, 2012: I loved this dish when I was in Jamaica. hi Matthew, now you know what I sound like! You are more than deserving! Fast food is crap and I certainly don't indulge in it or encourage anyone to even try it. Firstly, the dish is already vegan. amilypitt from Washington, USA on February 15, 2012: Great hub for food lovers as well as who have passion about cooking. 1 scotch bonnet pepper I need to put some pictures or videos together for that, so am waiting. Salt to taste. Add 1 jar or can (280 g / 10 oz) of cooked chickpeas into a sieve and rinse under cold running water, finely mince 4 cloves of garlic and finely dice 1/2 of an onion Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 21, 2016: Oh, you probably had too much fluid in it. Soak them overnight to reconstitute them. I lost a brother, too. You would use about a 2/3 brown rice to the quantity regular rice. You can substitute your coconut milk for plain unsweetened soymilk. Remove from the heat and let steam for 10 minutes, then discard the … Hey ! Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on February 24, 2012: Thanks Green Lotus! You are appreciated. eye say from Canada on February 16, 2012: this looks so good can't wait to give it a try! Do you just cook the rice and peas in the coconut milk usually? This dish has been around for hundreds of years. you have a lovely website and thanks for the many recipes. I love everything about this hub - video, photos, recipe and your lovely voice! This Caribbean rice and beans dish is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free! Jim Higgins from Eugene, Oregon on March 04, 2012: Well, we just finished a dinner of rice and peas (kidney beans) and broiled chicken breast marinated in Mojo sauce ( a Cuban sort of thing). Now add the washed rice to the pot with the now plump beans and give it a good stir. Thanks for adding the option of coconut milk - fresh are hard to get where I live. 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