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Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe Using Red Kidney Beans

Updated on May 31, 2016
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About the Jamaican Rice and Peas

It's a tradition!

This dish is a traditional Sunday dinner dish which is usually served with roast chicken, brown stewed chicken, pork, beef or fish. If you are vegetarian or Rasta then you eat your rice and peas with stewed vegetables and trust me the Rastafarian stewed veges are great! In other parts of the world their version of this dish might be known as rice and beans.

Jamaican rice and peas are cooked using either red kidney beans (known as red peas) or gongo peas. Gongo peas is seasonal and is usually available during the Christmas period so red peas has become the popular choice. There are the exception of those who were not born on the island so have not adopted the tradition or some people have chosen to break the tradition, but in any case, the root of the Jamaican Sunday dinner is the rice and peas.

You can use your choice of rice. I have stopped using the regular white rice and have been using the par-boiled for some time for my Jamaican rice and peace. Whenever I can afford it I will use the brown rice, but that is quite expensive and since I changed my diet, I have been eating the brown rice as cooked plain rice.


Other peas you can use for this dish

The way Jamaicans love their rice and peas, they will use almost any peas or beans available to make the dish. Here are some other choices for Jamaican rice and peas just in case you can't get or don't want the red peas or kidney beans.

  • Round red is another red peas but is not kidney beans. Not sure of the American name.
  • Black eyed peas or cow peas
  • Black beans. I love this one. You have to give the peas a soak overnight to get away some of the colour or the rice and peas might turn out too dark!
  • Adzuki is a red bean but not many Jamaicans know it.
  • Soy beans
  • When all else fails you can use the lima beans or broad beans
  • But Jamaica's favorite peas for rice and peas is the gongo peas and this is used to make Christmas dinner.

Ingredients

1/2 lb red peas

2 lbs rice (parboiled rice is very good for this)

1 medium to large coconut (milled or grated) OR ***4 cups canned coconut milk.

4 cloves garlic smashed

1 large stalk scallion

1/2 teaspoon pimento seeds (some of you know this as allspice. If you can't get the seeds, use a pinch of the allspice/pimento powder)

1 green scotch bonnet pepper

1 large branch of fresh thyme

salt to taste

Water

*** If using coconut cream, add water to make four cups of milk. One 16 oz can will make 4 cups milk. If using the packet powdered milk follow the instructions.


Lets start cooking!

In a bowl cleanse your red peas by removing foreign objects and bad peas. Wash your peas about three to four times to make sure they are properly cleansed.

In a large pot, preferably a Dutch pot, or your favourite rice pot, put peas with 3 cups water, pimento and garlic on medium high to cook.


peas in a pot with pimento seeds and garlic
peas in a pot with pimento seeds and garlic | Source


When the water starts to boil add another cup of water and cover. Bring to a boil again and reduce flames to low (not too low). Let peas cook until almost all the water is gone.

While the peas are being cooked, mill your coconut. I use a traditional grater, but you can use a blender by cutting your coconut into tiny bits and blending with 4 cups of water.

As I mentioned, I use a grater, well not me....my fiancé is responsible for grating the coconut every Sunday....lol. After milling or grating the coconut we add 4 cups of water and squeesze the juices out of the coconut, throwing the thrash away so the goats or pigeons can get them.


Coconut milk/juice
Coconut milk/juice

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When the peas are cooked add your coconut milk or juice. Smash or pound your scallion and add to your pot. Add washed thyme and washed green scotch bonnet pepper. Salt to taste. Increase flames to medium and cover pot. Let coconut cook for about 10 - 15 minutes.

Rinse rice two times and drain. Add rice to pot and stir.

When the pot starts to bubble again reduce flames to low and let simmer until all juices are gone. You can test the readiness of the rice and peas by inserting a fork in the center. A fork that comes out wet means that your rice and peas isn't dried out enough.

You can also know when the rice and peas is cooked when the rice starts to catch at the bottom of the pot.

Variations on making this dish

Sometimes you don't have coconut so what do you do? Here are a few variations to the Jamaican rice and peas for when you fall short on coconut milk.

  • No coconut no problem. Instead of the four cups of coconut juice add plain water, 1 heaping tablespoon butter, 1 capfull coconut oil or vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon sugar. Season with your scallion, thyme and pepper. Add a dash of blackpepper to taste. Cook seasonings for 15 minutes then add rice and cook as per recipe.
  • Using evaporated milk. Make 4 cups milk by adding enough water to one 16 oz can of evaporated milk. Use instead of coconut. Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil to pot when seasoning. Cook only for five minutes after it starts to boil. Follow the rest of the recipe per instructions. Be careful to watch that the milk doesn't boil over so it's best not to cover pot for this until you put your rice in.
  • Use soymilk. You can substitute your coconut milk for plain unsweetened soymilk too!

Red Peas Nutrition facts - serving size one cup

Nutrient
Daily value %
molybdenum
177
folate
58
tryptophan
56
dietary fiber
43
managanese
38
protein
31
calories
12
Phosphorous
24
copper
19
iron
22
potassium
21
magnesium
19
vitamn K
18
vitamin B1 (thiamin)
19
 
 
As you can see, rice and peas is enriched with vitamins and minerals. A very healthy dish.

Kidney beans or red peas nutritional benefits

Molybdenum

First let us talk about molybdenum. This is a trace mineral that many of us have never heard of and if you take a look at the table you will see that this is the most prominent nutrient in red peas. Molybdenum has more than one benefits. It helps to metabolize iron and synthesizes the proteins in our bodies. It also helps to metabolize fats and carbohydrates and is absorbed in the body through the intestines and excreted when we urinate.

This very important mineral also helps to reduce the toxicity of preservatives in foods by detoxifying the sulfites. Sulfites can be dangerous and without molybdenum many of us may have developed health issues such as heart problems. Some allergic reactions to sulfites are headaches, rapid heartbeat and disorientation.


Protein

A good source of protein and when combined with rice as in the Jamaican style rice and peas, gives you a high quality source of protein that is free of trans or saturated fats.


Fiber

Here we have another life saver because kidney beans are very rich source of healthy fiber. This fiber helps to reduce the bad cholesterol and also helps to prevent the blood sugar from spiking after a meal. These beans are quite healthy for the diabetic and hypoglycaemic.


Where is the sodium?

In my research I could not find any information that stated any kind of sodium levels in red peas. if there is any sodium in there the amount might be too small to note. If you notice that the beans have 22% of the required daily serving of potassium, makes it a hypertension fighting food. With little or no sodium kidneys are high on the list for hypertensives.

Tips on cooking dried beans

  1. A traditional Jamaican way to reduce the cooking times for dried beans is to soak the beans over night. We cleanse the beans properly by removing any unwanted material or bad peas, rinse and drain. Then add enough water to cover beans leaving about three inches of water above beans. You must place beans in a large container with enough head space after the water is placed in it. Cover and rest overnight. The beans will increase about 150% in size. Drain the liquid from the beans and add fresh water and cook. Usually this cuts the cooking time by about 30 - 40%. The disadvantage is that the color of the beans and rice and peas will not be as bright because you must drain the water it was soaked in and that water contains the color of the red peas. I don't like this method.
  2. Another way to reduce cooking time is to put the beans to boil. As soon as water boils turn flames off and let stand for an hour then return to fire. Add more water and let cook. You will cut your cooking time by about 25 - 35%. I prefer this method.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      That looks wonderful! I love these from makers like Zatarans but I would love to try an authentic Jamacian receipie. Fabulous! I am going to book mark and try this!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Tammy. You are going to love this. You can also use canned beans for a quicker recipe.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I have such a good recipe book now and here's another to add to the collection.

      Take care and thanks for sharing.

      Eddy.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Oh my GOODNESS this Hub is amazing! First, I'm a huge fan of ANY rice and beans dish- rice and beans is a match made in heaven in my book! Second, your guide, plus the information you've shared, is fantastic. Third, it's a total blast to hear your voice- especially after reading your Hubs and forum posts and comments for so long. Fabulous video, fabulous Hub, fabulous recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Eddy, I hope you like this dish. It's probably the second most popular dish after jerk chicken.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Simone. It's always an honour having you visit. Now you know what my voice sounds like...lol

      Thanks for that amazing comment. I know you are just going love this rice and peas.

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      Loi-Renee 5 years ago from Jamaica

      This really was amazing Carolee. Rice and Peas is probably one of the first dishes we learn as kids. I would always eat some of the coconut before my mother grated it. :)

      The pictures and videos are great!

      The Sunday Rice and Peas in our house is always made in the biggest pot so we have enough in case of surprise visitors and more for Monday.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Loi you know the thing! Sunday dinner is always a lot and just in case, we can have rice and peas for Monday dinner too. I always eat the grated coconut with sugar after Leroy grates it.

      Thanks!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I think what you call the round red is simply red bean and I prefer these over the kidney bean since they are more tender and I just like the flavor better too. They are harder for me to find too, I prefer my chili made with those. I have never cooked with coconut milk and just know that would be wonderful.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Jackie, I just figure that Jamaicans have different names for stuff....lol. Cooconut has that wonderful sweet nutty flavour. I know you will love it.

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      MarleneWheeler 5 years ago

      Wow I'm blown away, great hub. This hub is a big help to me seeing how I'm Jamaican and don't know how and never have cooked rice and beans, well I do now. Good Job and nice pics. Voted up!

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      Hey Cardisa, I was running to read this one! I have always wanted to know how to cook this Jamaican rice, thanks so much for sharing it. I have bookmarked for future reference in my kitchen. I loved the video footage too, it is beautiful.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Wow! Another Jamaican, bless up! Shame on you girl.....lol

      No worries, a lot of Jamaicans who live in Jamaica have no idea how to cook at all...lol

      Thanks for visiting.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Donna, I am happy to be of service. Follow the instructions and you can't go wrong. Have fun making it!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      Wow, I loved the video! What an awesome addition to a cooking hub to hear you tell us how to make the dish. This is the perfect hub in my opinion as it contains all the elements to keep a reader interested and engaged. Voted up!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi DonnaC, thank you! I really wanted this hub to be exceptional. I am hoping that my future recipe hubs will be this way. Thanks for the compliment.

      Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I have drank coconut milk, my dad use to buy us kids coconuts often and drinking the milk was a ceremony, lol. Me and four younger brothers!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      We prefer to cook with the milk but we do drink the clear water inside of the coconut, we call it the jelly water.

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      maddlycreative 5 years ago

      I LOVE the rice n beans. I've been living w/someone for the past 12 years whose family comes from St. Kitts and his favorite way to eat chicken is jerk w/rice n beans. We have a store of coconut milk in our pantry because that's the only way I eat the rice now too. And I yell at him when he leaves out the onions but neither of us can stand the heat so no scotch bonnet or other hot peppers for us. The heat of the jerk on the chicken is enuf for us! Thanks so much for sharing all this info on the dish. Now I have my own recipe. :)

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Maddlycreative, thanks for visiting my hubspace!

      The green scotch bonnet pepper doesn't bring heat unless you break it open. It gives a nice seasoned flavour but no heat. You can make your rice and peas without it.

      I am glad you like our rice and peas and jerk chicken.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      charliegrumples 5 years ago from UK

      love rice n peas ... especially if there's ackee and saltfish on my plate too :-)

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      Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

      Wow! I feel hungry now. I have to bookmark this for later use. Congratulation for the hub of the day! Voted up and useful.

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      Indigital 5 years ago

      Oh what a great recipe! Definitely deserved Hub of the day!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Charliegrumples, you are real Jamaican! lol

      Thanks for visiting my hubspace.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Thelma! I had no idea until I read the comments, I am so daft. Didn't check my email thoroughly or go to my feed....lol

      Thanks Thelma, I hope you enjoy making rice and peas.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Indigital, thank you so much. Have a wonderful day!

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      MP50 5 years ago

      Hey Cardisa, brilliant Hub on Jamacian grub. Congratulations on Hub of the Day, thanks for sharing voted up and socially shared.:-D

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi MP50, I almost didn't recognize you. You changed your avatar!

      Thanks for reading, voting and sharing MP, nice seeing you!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Hi Cardisa, Congrats on Hub of the Day. I love peas and rice. I use pigeon peas with mine. There is nothing like substituting coconut milk for water in the rice. When cooking my rice with just water, I use an aromatic rice that I get at the Jamaican grocery. Great hub with really clear instructions.

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      Patricia Scott 5 years ago from sunny Florida

      This was awesome. The video made me want to stick my spoon in to sip on the 'soup' and then I had my fork ready to taste the finished rice and beans...thanks for sharing this.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Way to go Cardisa with Hub Of The Day! Awesome hub!!!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Cyndy, I think pigeon peas is the same as gongo peas...not sure. There is no substitute for coconut milk. I love Jasmine rice, I wish there was Jasmine parboiled rice too.

      Thanks Cyndi.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Pstraubie-48, I can never resist having some of the 'soup' just before I put the rice in....lol

      I was making stewed peas yesterday and left to go next door for a few minutes and returned to find that my fiancé had swiped some of the 'soup'...lol

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Linda, thanks. It's so exciting! Imagine my shock....lol

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      Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

      Awesome,awesome Cardisa!

      I just need you to help me with my dumplin game,boiled and fried and spinners for my soup and I'll be golden.

      Thanks much friend!

      Blessings!

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      Congratulations on your hub of the day! Nutrition is so important and I like the way you explained the value of this recipe.

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      cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US

      what in the world is a pimento seed and where in the US can i get them?

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Rasta girl, you are giving me ideas for other Jamaican recipe hubs. Whenever I make dumplings and spinners I will certainly post them here.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Starstream, thank you. Many people, especially Jamaicans, don't realize the value of the rice and peas, that they are really having a high protein dish. We have the rice and peas as a side, not a complete meal but in reality it should be had by itself.

      Thanks!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Cathy, you may know that pimento seed as allspice! I just post that....thanks for asking. I hope you find pimento seeds. A good substitute is cloves. They have similar flavours but cloves are spicier so you would use like 4 for that pot of rice and peas.

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      cathylynn99 5 years ago from northeastern US

      thanks, cardisa.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      You are so welcome, any time! :)

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      Wow wow! The coconut surely will add to the charm of red peas and rice. Thanks for the recipe!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Rice is much loved food in my culture. Rice with kidney beans is considered royal food. Thanks for sharing about Jamaican culture.

      Congratulations for the hub of the day.

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Cardisa, I'm so happy that you published this hub! I make my own Jamaican Patties at home and have had a go at making rice and beans but was in need of a really good authentic recipe. Now I have one! I think at the weekend I will make a batch of patties with rice and beans and fried plantains. Congrats on Hub of the Day - you deserve it!

      Voted up, bookmarked and sharing

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Senoritaa, thanks for visiting. Using coconut is the tradition here in Jamaica. Thanks for the comment.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Vinaya, I am just following your lead...lol

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Cloverleaf, thank you. I had no idea so many people liked Jamaican food! Patties are another tradition here. I know you will love the rice and peas too. Happy cooking.

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      wellnessguidesja 5 years ago

      Loved your article. Congrats on getting hub of the day.

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      jeyaramd 5 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      You really have outdone yourself. This recipe looks amazing. And the fact that its healthy is really something to rave about. The video is a great accompaniment to your hub here. Its beautiful the way you captured the essential steps of the dish. I enjoyed this hub immensely. I felt that I had already cooked the dish. Traditional jamaican foods are awesome. Its a welcome deviation from the fast food jamaican places around town. Thanks for sharing such an inviting hub. Voted up.

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      gogogo 5 years ago

      Awesome hub, loved all the recipes I am going to make them all. Thanks for sharing

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Awesome hub! Very well done. Congrats on getting Hub of the Day.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks! Really appreciate the comment Wellness.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Jeyaramd. Fast food is crap and I certainly don't indulge in it or encourage anyone to even try it. I cook from fresh ingredients every day because that is best.

      Thanks for the wonderful comment and for visiting my hubspace.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you gogogo, I hope you enjoy them.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Randomcreative. Appreciate the comment and visit.

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      Carrie L. Cronkite 5 years ago from Maine

      I love this rice so much. My sister married a rasta from Jamaica and she learned how to make this rice with perfection. It is delicious! Whenever we have family get together, she always brings the Jamaican rice and peas and curried goat. We all love it so much. Thank you, now I can learn to make it with perfection with your hub! Voted up!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Cardisa! What a magnificent meal! I love everything about this hub - video, photos, recipe and your lovely voice! Congratulations on the "Hub of the Day." You are more than deserving! Hooray!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Creative, so you are the Sister-in-law of a Rasta from Jamaica, you must eat a lot of Jamaican food! You need to surprise your sister with the rice and peas...lol

      Thanks for visiting.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Dexter, so now you know what I sound like! Thanks my friend.

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      Melanie Shebel 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Oh wow! That looks REALLY good! I love the images in the vid of how you have all your ingredients set up on your cutting board... very pretty/artsy. Fantastic, hub, by the way! I love how it's set up + you have me super hungry now.

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      Cynthia 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, Canada

      Congratulations on this hub of the day-- the video is a great addition and it looks lip-smacking good. I am going to try it right away and tweet it! Voted up!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Melbel. I wanted the hub to be extra special...lol.

      Really appreciate the comment and the visit!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Techygran, I am sure you will love it when you make it. Thanks for sharing.

      Have a great afternoon!

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      Comfort Babatola 5 years ago from Bonaire, GA, USA

      Yum, yum! is all I can say. Great recipe, and I', sure it taste good too. Very similar to the way we cook it in Nigeria.

      Great hub, thanks for sharing.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      ComfortB, I would love to try some Nigerian recipes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      CookiesNoCrumbs 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Cardisa from one yaddie to another nice job voting up and sharing

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      susanm23b 5 years ago

      Wonderful hub! Very thorough descriptions and great pictures. I love beans and the recipe looks delicious! Voted up :)

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      CookiesNoCrumbs, yay! another Jamaican. Welcome to my hubspace. Thanks!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Susann23b, I really appreciate the visit, the comment and the vote!

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      You left out the pressure cooker and plastic bag over the pot when it soon done.

      Rice and peas is a must every Sunday, Front page fit you my dear.

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      Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

      I loved this dish when I was in Jamaica. Thanks for sharing the recipe and all the useful information, and congratulations on Hub of the Day.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I've never cooked (or eaten, for that matter) Jamaican food. I have had one Malaysian dishes that I LOVED. I would list it but can't spell it, LOL. This looks remarkable and I do believe that before too long I will be eating my first Jamaican dish. Thanks so much for the recipe, video, directions and great pics! Voted up, awesome and bookmarked!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      This is a super unique hub. Thanks! I plan to try your recipe!

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      Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

      Hey Congratulations , it's only the start of things to come . Keep your eyes on the prize. The sky is the limit and these are the steps . There is an elevator also, waiting.

      Bless.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      This looks fabulous! I am a vegetarian who is also gluten free so I am always looking for new ways to cook rice and beans!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Congratulations on the Hub of the Day Cardisa! You definitely earned it! Awesome video, photos and recipe instructions! I have been waiting to hear your "Jamaican" since the last Video Chat lol! Awesome job! Voted up and SHARING!

      JSMatthew~

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Congrats on Hub of the Day, Cardisa!

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      amilypitt 5 years ago from Washington, USA

      Great hub for food lovers as well as who have passion about cooking. Very interesting and innovative experiments done with rice and peas.

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      I can't wait to try this, it looks so delicious and I love traditional rice and beans. Thanks for adding the option of coconut milk - fresh are hard to get where I live.

      thanks for sharing!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Rasta, pressure cooker and plastic bag is for people who cannot cook...I don't know where them get the style for cooking peas in pressure cooker to lose the flavor. If you making rice and peas long enough, you don't need to steam it with plastic bag!

      Bless up!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Deborah, thank you very much. I am so happy that you love rice and peas.

      Blessings!

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      eye say 5 years ago from Canada

      this looks so good can't wait to give it a try! Bookmarking it for sure! thanks for sharing!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Rebecca, thanks for stopping by! I love Malaysian food but if we had to spell some of them before eating we would go hungry LOL.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Vesawoolf, thank you. I am sure you are going to like it!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Sky, thanks man. Love the encouragements!

      Bless.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Wow Audrey, I forgot to mention that in the hub! Thanks, I hope the readers see this comment.

      Thank you Audrey!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      hi Matthew, now you know what I sound like! Thanks for comment. :) and thanks for sharing too.

      Have a blessed day!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Victoria.

      Have a wonderful day!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Amilipitt, this is no experiment. This dish has been around for hundreds of years. It was brought over from Africa (with a few changes of course. I believe the other rice and beans are mimicking this recipe.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Eye Say, after teasing me with your mouthwatering recipes, I am giving you something back....lol. You are just going to love this. Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Have a blessed day!

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      nolanjohanson 5 years ago

      hello

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Had to come back just to hear your voice again! :-)!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hey Dexter, I hope I didn't disappoint! lol

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Nope! Not at all!!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks [beaming and blushing, all smiles] :))

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      jean2011 5 years ago from Canada

      Super job Cardisa! I am sure many people will try one of our favourite Jamaican dishes. Thank you for sharing and congratulation for getting the Hub of the Day award. Vote up!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Jean! Thank you for your wonderful comment and reading and voting and making my Saturday. Tomorrow is rice and peas day...lol

      Thanks Jean2011.

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      Hillary 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Congratulations on this Hub being honored as "Hub of the Day"! It's great and the video is terrific.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Green Lotus! Really appreciate it. Have a great day!

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Wonderful recipe again. I must try this. In Indian cooking, the southern part particularly and Srilankan, you have recipes very similar to this. Only difference is thyme and scallion, instead we use bay leaf and curry leaves and also seasoning of mustard seed. Voted up.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Sen.Sush23, I am part Indian and for the past year + I have been getting familiar with South East Asian and Indian cuisine. I love Indian and Asian food in general. I hope you can share that recipe with me sometime. I really hope you like this dish.

      Have a wonderful weekend.

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Thanks. Yes, I surely have in mind to share some regional delicacies from different parts of India. I need to put some pictures or videos together for that, so am waiting. :)

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Well, we just finished a dinner of rice and peas (kidney beans) and broiled chicken breast marinated in Mojo sauce ( a Cuban sort of thing). It was amazing. We used coconut milk and some chicken broth for the beans and with all those wonderful spices, it was deeeeelicious. We recommnnd it highly! It does take a while to cook those kidney beans though, especially if you forget to soak them overnight.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Xstatic, you are a real Caribbean man! lol

      I am so glad you love rice and peas. I haven't had that type of chicken but I suppose it similar to a Spanish dish.

      Enjoy your day!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      We make kidney beans and rice a lot. Your is little bit different. Thanks for posting it. Congratulations for HUBT award!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Urmilashukla23. This is the Jamaican version. I know their are other versions to it. I hope you can share your recipe sometime.

      Have a great day!

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      Sandra M. Urquhart 5 years ago from Florida

      I copied the recipe and am itching to try it. Was wondering how this might work with brown rice? Trying to be more health conscious. Thanks.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Etherealenigma, brown rice works great and is even healthier. You would use about a 2/3 brown rice to the quantity regular rice. So my recipe would have a little over 1 1/2 pounds for the brown rice.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope it turns out well.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Cardisa, I was searching for rice recipes and noticed your hub, sounds delicious! I am definitely going to try this, as my usual rice recipes consist of curry and curry! lol! great hub, cheers nell

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Nell, I know you are just going to love it. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by.

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      I cannot wait to try this recipe. No wonder why it was hub of the day...great formatting and presentation! Voted up and shared!!!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Iamaudraleigh, thanks you so much for the visit and thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

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      coffeealera 5 years ago

      I am going to the supermarket tomorrow to find these ingredients. This sounds so wonderful to make and even greater to pass through my lips.

      Voted up and awesome. :)

      AJ..

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Coffeealera, your comment made me smile. Thank you for reading and commenting. Have a beautiful Sunday afternoon.

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      Audrey Selig 5 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      hi Cadisa. This recipe is mouth watering and presented with good clear instructions. You certainly are multi -talented with your certificates and degrees. It sounds like you love to cook. I need to read more recipes. Take care.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Brake12, thank you for reading this hub and my profile. I hope you try this recipe. Have a great weekend.

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      PiYe19 4 years ago

      Hey ! Thanks alot, this improved my cooking of a dish I love to prepare.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi PiYe19, thanks, glad I could help. Have a great weekend.

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      Wesley Meacham 4 years ago from Wuhan, China

      Interesting hub. I love experimenting with foods from different areas. Will have to try this soon. Voting up and useful. I've pinned your hub on pinterest and will share with my followers.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I love rice, beans and coconut. I am sure to be liking this! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :D

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you for sharing Wesley. I hope you enjoy it when you do give it a try.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thank you Vibesites, I hope you love this one as well.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Unbelievable hub, Cardisa. Watching you cook brought back memories of my mother cooking rice and peas. I can smell the steam of the coconut cooking down right now. I miss her so much (deceased 2yrs). You are very thorough in your presentation. Thank you for this hub and for the authentic journey.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Janshares, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I recently lost my brother as well and I know it's still painful.

      Are you Jamaican? I hope you make your rice and peas every Sunday to commemorate your mom's cooking. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

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      janshares 4 years ago

      Thanks you, Cardisa. My condolences on the loss of our brother as well. I lost a brother, too. Still painful. Yes, I'm Jamaican-American, both parents from St. Ann, I'm first generation. I've never perfected the rice and peas, still trying. I will try on Sundays with the help of your recipe, too, and honor my mom.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks Jan and I do hope you get it right with the help of my recipe.

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      Hezekiah 4 years ago from Japan

      Nice Video, I have no Caribbean family out here in Asia. I need to translate this into Japanese now for my wife. But I'd cook if I had the time . Thanks a lot.

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      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello Hezekiah, wow, you are from the Caribbean, that's great! I am sure your wife will enjoy making it. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Monday!

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      Najah 7 months ago

      I just made this, I think I the 4 cans of coconut milk was too much or I didn't put enough rice in it.. it tasted good, just wished the milk cooked out like water..

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      Carolee Samuda 7 months ago from Jamaica

      Oh, you probably had too much fluid in it.

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