Jamaican Rice and Peas

Jamaican Rice and Peas This quick one-pot version of Jamaican rice and peas opts for kidney beans, with a kick from Scotch bonnet peppers and red pepper flakes.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 40 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 cups

  • Rinse rice in a fine strainer.

  • Heat oil in a large 5-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, green onions, and thyme; cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the rice, kidney beans, stock, coconut milk, Scotch bonnet pepper, salt, sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, allspice, and cayenne pepper.

  • Bring to a boil, uncovered. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until rice is tender and liquid has evaporated, about 20 minutes.

Per Serving: 391 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 60.1g; fat 13g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 1385.8mg. You can also use dried beans by soaking overnight and cooking in salt, pepper, onion, and garlic for 2 hours on low, but for sake of time I use canned or frozen.