Black History Month Recipe: Jamaican Rice and Peas

Foster with Bucks, 15 September 2022 - Events

As part of our Black History Month celebrations, we are looking at some delicious recipes from around the world. Serve rice and peas as a side with Caribbean-style jerk chicken, or other barbecued meats. The 'peas' are actually kidney beans!

What you'll need:

2x 400g can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

400ml can of low-fat coconut cream

1 Scotch Bonnet pepper (optional)

½ tsp fresh thyme

½ tsp ground allspice

6 spring onions, sliced

200g long grain rice


  • Pour 2 tinned rice and peas or kidney beans into a medium-sized pot
  • Boil with fresh thyme for approx. 5 minutes
  • Add mixed herbs to the pot whilst it's boiling
  • Add 1 scotch bonnet – optional whilst beans are boiling
  • Add one tin of coconut cream and allow to boil until it looks cooked
  • Add rice into pot and allow to boil for a few minutes and turn heat right down
  • Cover with foil
  • Cook and stir every ten minutes until cooked
  • Remove thyme and serve

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