Jamaican Rice and peas

Jamaican rice and peas

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Delicious Jamaican rice and peas made with brown rice – Gluten free, dairy free




  1. Bring the peas in water with the garlic, onion and scallion to the boil and reduce to medium.
  2. Cover the saucepan with the lid and simmer for 1hr – 1hr 15 minutes – check the water levels throughout this time as it will have reduced by half, anything lower than that add a cup of hot water.
  3. Check the readiness of the peas by using a slotted spoon to remove a few and mashing them. If they mash with ease, they are ready for the next step.
  4. Add the coconut milk and continue to simmer for a further 10 minutes before adding the rice, thyme, scotch bonnet, pink salt, ginger and pimento and stir.
  5. Allow to slowly simmer for 40-45 minutes, low-medium heat check frequently to ensure the rice doesn’t burn and absorption levels.
  6. After 45 minutes the rice should be soft, fluffy (not sticky).