Jamaican Rice and Peas

121 mins (prep 1, cooking 120)
14 ingredients
8 servings
The peas in this aren't really peas at all, but red beans. It is customary in the Caribbean to refer to beans as "peas". This recipe uses coconut cream, but the flavor is mild and not overpowering--just enough to give a hint of island flavor. The scotch bonnet is not as fiery as you'd think as well, since it is added whole and not cut (to expose the seeds and membranes). If you want it hot, you can cut it open, but the dish has a mild flavor of chile overall. Great serving ideas for this recipe would include jerk chicken, calalou, conch chowder, beef patties, or curry. For dessert, I have served this with Caribbean Lime Mousse (recipe posted here).

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Serving Size (103.1 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 111.41 Calories from Fat 9.36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.04g 12.75%
Saturated Fat 0.23g 9.25%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.59mg 1.58%
Sodium 537.37mg 179.12%
Total Carbohydrate 19.57g 52.18%
Dietary Fiber 4.82 g 154.24%
Sugars 1.67 g %
Protein 6.57g 105.15%
Vitamin A 27.18IU% Vitamin C 1.28mg%
Calcium 28.74mg% Iron 1.96mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
coconut cream, fresh thyme leaves, ground allspice, minced garlic cloves, uncooked long grain rice