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Jamaican Rice and Peas

Jamaican Rice and Peas

Rice and peas is synonymous with Jamaican cuisine. I get so many questions on how to make it and many people have told me that they think it is quite complicated to prepare. So, I had to share this simple, but oh so flavorful, good till the last bite recipe : )  You can shop my favorites via my Amazon store!

You’ll need the following: (This recipe easily serves 10 people)

Ingredients:

  • 8 Cups of Long Grain White Rice
  • 8 Cups Water
  • 4 Cups Dry Red Kidney Beans
  • 2 Cups Coconut Milk
  • 6 Stalks Scallion
  • 6 Sprigs Thyme
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Whole Scotch Bonnet Pepper
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

  1. Soak kidney beans overnight
  2. Boil beans for about 45 minutes on medium high
  3. Once beans are tender add scallion, thyme, Scotch Bonnet pepper, and garlic
  4. Add coconut milk and bring to a boil
  5. Add rice then stir to combine
  6. Reduce heat to low
  7. Cover pot and allow to cook for ~25 minutes on low heat

 

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Atiyah
    November 18, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    This looks so good! I can’t wait to make this with some jerk chicken!

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      thejamaicanmother
      November 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm

      Thank you so much! Please tag me on Facebook or Instagram so I can see : )
      -One Love

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        Jakeema Scott
        June 15, 2017 at 6:49 pm

        Can i cut recipe in half

        • Reply
          thejamaicanmother
          June 17, 2017 at 9:08 am

          Yes, absolutely you can cut the recipe in half. My recipe is for plenty, plenty rice and peas.
          -One Love

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    Marc Dambrosio
    December 31, 2016 at 1:21 am

    What an excellent and easy recipe. Oh and a phenomenal webite…definatley subscribing.

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      thejamaicanmother
      January 9, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you so much!
      -One Love

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    Safiyyah
    February 11, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Yes, this look so good. What type of rice did you use? Brown rice or white plain rice?

    • Reply
      thejamaicanmother
      March 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Thanks so much! I used white rice 🙂

  • Reply
    KingSr
    February 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Looks great taste better

    • Reply
      thejamaicanmother
      March 8, 2017 at 9:56 am

      Thanks so much!!

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    Dorliza Jones
    April 23, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I’m going to make this today! I’m tired of purchasing what I can learn to prepare. Following on IG as soon as I can.

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    May 10, 2017 at 2:16 pm

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    Cherletta
    November 22, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Can you please do a oxtail recipe please

  • Reply
    Kathy
    January 9, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    What kind of rice did you use ?

    • Reply
      thejamaicanmother
      February 24, 2018 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Kathy! I used long grain white rice. Thanks for stopping by.
      -One Love

  • Reply
    Ashley
    November 4, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Do you chop the garlic cloves

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    Brittany B
    January 24, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    Lovely recipe can’t wait to try!! Question, did you rinse your rice before you put it in the pot?

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      thejamaicanmother
      February 23, 2019 at 7:56 pm

      Thank you, I appreciate you stopping by! Yes, I do rinse the rice before adding it to the pot.
      -One Love

  • Reply
    Luciano
    February 23, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    Hi! Do you boil the beans in the 8cups of water for 45mins? And if so, do you have to add any more water before putting the chopped ingredients in?

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      thejamaicanmother
      February 23, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Hello and thanks for stopping by! Yes it is boiled for 45 minutes or until the kidney beans become tender. The water will evaporate so it is important to maintain that level of water by adding water to the pot during that time. Hope that helps.
      -One Love

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        Bobby
        August 28, 2019 at 5:29 pm

        Hi, do I use the water the beans are soaked in overnight to cook with or do I drain and rinse the beans, and use fresh water to cook with?
        Thank you

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          thejamaicanmother
          August 28, 2019 at 6:26 pm

          Hello there, yes use the water that the beans are soaked in. This adds to the beautiful color you see when the rice is cooked. Thanks so much for visiting my food blog!
          -One Love

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