Jamaican Style Peas and Rice (Red Beans and Rice)

Jamaican Style Peas and Rice (Red Beans and Rice)

Time: 2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups dried red kidney beans
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 cups water
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 small onion, minced (optional)
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 1 fresh hot pepper
  • 2 cups uncooked rice


  • 1 Combine the kidney beans, garlic, water and salt to taste in a saucepan. Cook, covered over medium heat until tender, about 2 hours.
  • 2 Add the coconut milk, pepper to taste, scallion, onion, thyme and whole fresh pepper.
  • 3 Bring to a boil, remove the hot pepper. Then add the rice and stir.
  • 4 Return to a boil, cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until all the liquids have been absorbed. Serve hot as a side dish.
  • 5 * Can use 16-oz. can cooked beans instead. Drain and combine with water and other ingredients except rice. Boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add rice, boil, reduce heat and cook about 20 minutes or until liquids are absorbed.
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