Monday, March 12, 2012


    Hello and welcome to Creative Mondays hosted by Clairejustineoxox and JUDY H-J'S THOUGHTS where you can link up all your creative posts each week.


    Rice and peas is usually a part of  the Sunday dinner and on special occasions here in  my homeland, Jamaica.  Below is an easy recipe from

Serves: 4-5

1 medium sized can red kidney beans

1 can of coconut milk

2 cups of rice

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon oil

1 scotch bonnet pepper (whole, do not chop up)


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

This recipe can also be made using other peas.


Grace InAZ said...

I love rice & beans! I fix it one night, and next night I add ground beef and more seasonings and we scoop it up with tortillas! Yum!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

Judy Haughton-James said...

Great to hear from you Grace! Your dish sounds so delicious! Take care and have a good week.

Sandee said...

Sounds good to me. I want to come to your house for Sunday dinner.

Have a terrific day. :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Sandee,
I would definitely give you some of my Sunday dinner!:) Have a good week.

Cheryl said...

Do you think it would be OK with skim milk? Sounds so good but I'm trying to be good!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Cheryl,
I have never used skim milk. However this dish can be cooked without coconut milk. Take care and have a good week.

Witha said...

Thanks for sharing. I'd join your party if I have recipe to share. I'm not a good cook :D

Thanks for sharing the recipes. I'm your new follower on Linky. I'd love if you can follow me too :D

Witha @

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Witha! I will follow back. Have a good day.

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

This looks like it would be just perfect with roast chicken or grilled fish. Do you think that Jasmati rice would work well with it?

Stopping by for Creative Monday and newly following through Linky Followers and GFC. Thanks so much for sharing your yummy rice and peas and for co-hosting!

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Mary,
Thank you very much. I think any type of rice would work. You are so right, rice and peas goes well with roast chicken. I will be having some in a few minutes time!:) I will definitely follow back. Take care and have a good day.

May said...

My favorite meal!I prepared this yesterday with tomato sauce, thanks for sharing your own recipe with us..
Hope you have a wonderful week Judy

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hello there May! I note that you also love rice and peas. It is interesting that you add tomato sauce. I must try that! Take care and have a wonderful week.

momto8 said...

thanks for hosting! what great ideas I found here!

The Belly Dancer said...

It looks delicious :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks momto8! I am happy that you have found some great ideas on this hop. Have a good day.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks The Belly Dancer! Have a great day!

Clairejustine said...

Hi Judy I left a comment on Sunday but I must have done it wrong somehow? anyway wanted to tell you this looks so yummy,I can't wait to try yum yum thanks for co-hosting :):)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Clairejustine! I hope you get to try it soon. I am always happy to co-host with you. Have yourself a great day.

Brandi Yee said...

Mmmm that rice and beans looks yummy! We eat a lot of rice in our family with my hubby being Chinese! hehe.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks Brandi! Take care and have a good day.

Maria said...

Judy, your recipes always make me hungry! :) it doesn't help that I haven't had lunch yet!! I saw this recipe uses coconut milk! Ahhh, I love anything with coconut! isn't it so good?!
Thank you for sharing, as always!
I hope the week has been treating you and your family well!
Thinking of you, my friend!

Judy Haughton-James said...

LOL Maria! I have just had lunch here. As always many thanks for your comments. I also like anything with coconut in it. The week isn't going badly. For one the pain that I was feeling at the end of last week is far less now. Take good care and lots of love and best wishes to you and Steve.

Cami said...

YUM, Judy. Sounds and looks delicious :)
Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Tuesday. HUGS :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Thanks so much Cami! I was happy to link up. Have a good Wednesday.

Cooking Lady said...

I Cami, I've only had rice and peas one time, and lost the recipe. Thanks for sharing I'll be make it this weekend. I also join your bog hop thanks for hosting.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Cooking Lady,
I am glad you were able to get the recipe for rice and peas. Take care and have a good weekend.

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