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Rice and Peas

Submitted by West Africa Cooks on Tue, 2013-07-09 06:55


4 Servings
SourceWhat's Cooking Today by Muriel Emekunle Davies
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Total time
55 minutes


NB Congo peas or brown peas are excellent for this recipe.


3 cups
1 cup
peas (Congo peas or brown peas)
spring onions (sprigs of)
1 clove
1⁄4 pound
soaked salt beef (or salt bacon)
1⁄4 teaspoon
black pepper
thyme (and salt to taste)
4 cups
hot water
2 teaspoons
soya sauce


How to make Rice and Peas?
1. Grate coconuts and using 4 cups of hot water express the milk by adding two cups of water at a time and squeezing the milk through a sieve after each addition until water is finished.
2. Put peas in a saucepan with coconut milk and add clove of garlic slightly bruised, cook till peas are tender but not overcooked.
3. Add spring onions, thyme, black pepper, salt meat/salt bacon, soya sauce.
4. Add rice well washed and drained: if liquid is not enough, add more liquid and cook rice till soft and liquid is absorbed.

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