Jamaican Style Peas and Rice (Red Beans and Rice)

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 2 hours 15 minutes

I love this recipe! My first time making red beans and rice in 2003 and it was perfect! I've never used the pepper and I also used extra seasonings like garlic powder etc. I use the canned beans because dried beans take so long to cook!! My kids can't wait that long! :-) This is great with a stew or a curry, like chicken or goat. Whenever I bought a stew or a curry from the Jamaican restaurants back home, they automatically came with this rice. If you eat it on it's own, it may seem a bit plain.

by Hobbyzu


1 1/2 c. Dried Red Kidney Beans
1 Garlic Clove; , crushed
4 c. Water
Salt; ,to taste
2 c. Coconut Milk
Freshly ground pepper; , to taste
1 Small Onion; , minced (opt.)
1 Scallion; ,chopped
1 Sprig Fresh Thyme
1 Fresh Hot Pepper
2 c. Uncooked Rice

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



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.


2� hours | 15 min prep

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Easy and came out perfect. I used the can beans to save time
KarenTowns 3y ago

Easy and delicious! My family loved it.
Shanmoran 4y ago

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