Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson
Episode: I Did It My Way
Rice and Peas
Total:
35 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
35 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Although this Caribbean staple is called Rice and Peas it is, in fact, rice and beans. Traditionally gungo peas - also called gunga peas, Congo peas, no-eye peas or, most familiarly, pigeon peas - are used but don't make it a sticking point. I've often used black-eyed peas, and once or twice cranberry or kidney beans. The truth is, as the song almost has it, any bean will do.;

Drain and rinse the gungo peas, and heat the oil in a heavy based saucepan that has a lid. Fry the onion for about 5 minutes, stirring every now and again, letting it soften and brown a little. Then add the chopped chile and garlic, and give everything a good stir around. Now stir in the rice, making sure it is all slicked with oil, then pour in the coconut milk and chicken or vegetable broth and stir in the drained gungo peas. Bring to a bubble, clamp on the lid, and turn down the heat to very low and let it cook gently for 15 minutes.

Check the rice is cooked through and the liquid is all absorbed - give the rice another 5 minutes if it needs it. Sprinkle with the freshly chopped thyme and season with salt if desired, forking it through.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Creamy Spring Peas With Pancetta

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Split Pea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Milton Polemides

Rum Raisin Rice Pudding

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Sauteed Asparagus and Snap Peas

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Parker's Split Pea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Wild Rice Pilaf

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Herbed Rice

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Edamame Fried Rice

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Pork Chops and Rice

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking