Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Jamaican Rice & Peas
•1/4 cup gungo peas or kidney beans
•1 clove of garlic
•1 green pepper
•thyme, salt to taste
•2 cups rice
•coconut milk or coconut [to make coconut milk]. Cut coconut in small pieces and blend in about 3 cups water in the blender, strain through a strainer to separate the milk.
1.Wash peas and soak in 2 cups of water.
2.Pour peas and water in a pot with coconut milk, garlic and put to boil.
3.Cook peas until tender adding more water if necessary.
4.When peas are cooked add salt, whole pepper, black pepper, thyme, & escallion.
5.Let season simmer.
6.Wash rice if necessary, then add to pot. Use a fork to mix everything together.
7.Cook on a low heat until done.