Rice and Peas

Aug 26, 2021

Traditional Rice and Peas is a side dish made with white rice, kidney beans, coconut milk, herbs, and spices. It complements every flavorful protein from oxtail to brown stewed chicken.


  • 1 medium-sized can red kidney beans
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 cups of rice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (whole, do not chop up)
  • Water


  1. Drain the liquid from the can of beans into a measuring cup
  2. Add the can of coconut milk and enough water to make four cups of liquid.
  3. Place liquids in a pot with beans, onions, garlic, thyme, and oil, bring to a boil.
  4. Add rice and stir for a minute.
  5. Reduce heat to Medium-Low.
  6. Place scotch bonnet pepper on top of the liquid and cover tightly for 30 minutes or until rice is cooked.
  7. Remove scotch bonnet pepper before serving.


  • This recipe can also be made using other peas.