Rice and Peas

Author: Canadian Living

What Canadians call red kidney beans, Jamaicans know as "peas."

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 sweet green pepper chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 can red kidney bean drained and rinsed
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cups parboiled rice
  • salt

Method

In large heavy pot, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 4 minutes; drain off fat. Add green onions, garlic and green pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Add stock, coconut milk, beans, Scotch bonnet pepper and thyme; bring to boil. Stir in rice and return to boil; cover, reduce heat to low and cook for about 25 minutes or until rice is tender and liquid absorbed. Remove whole pepper; fluff with fork and season with salt to taste.

 

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