Jamaican Rice and Peas Jamaican Rice and Peas

Author: Canadian Living

Winston and Audia Barnett of Kingston, Jamaica, are volunteers for a Jamaica Tourist Board program called Meet the People, in which locals host visitors to give them a taste of island culture and cuisine, such as this classic side dish. Jamaicans call red kidney beans red peas.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2001



In saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; cook onions and garlic for 1 minute. Add stock, coconut milk, pepper, thyme, salt and allspice; bring to boil. Add rice; return to boil. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes. Stir in beans; cook for 10 minutes or until rice is tender. Discard pepper and allspice.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 489 mg
  • Protein 9 g
  • Calories 311.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 45 g


  • Iron 16.0
  • Folate 14.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
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Jamaican Rice and Peas