Whats the best way to cook Rice and Peas?

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  1. BullyBeats

    BullyBeats New Member

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    Now, I'm a pretty mean cook. But I'm having a bit of trouble with rice and peas. I use basmati rice, coconut thingy and I put ginger powder and a piece of scoth bonnet and Thyme in there too. Buit It still doesn't look or taste like how my mom makes it.

    Why is this. What am I doing wrong? Cause I'm makin it on Sunday
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  2. L u c y

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    * 1 chopped onion
    * 2 tbsp oil
    * 1 red chilli, seeds removed and chopped
    * 1 garlic clove, crushed
    * 1 can of coconut milk (low fat if preferred)
    * 1 can of Gungo peas or red kidney beans, drained
    * 300g long grain rice
    * 400ml veg stock

    Soften the onion and garlic in the oil in a large saucepan.
    Add the chilli to the pan and stir.
    Add the rice, stir for few minutes and then add the coconut milk, drained Gungo peas and vegetable stock.
    Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer on low heat for 20 minutes until rice is tender.


    I try but I cant get it like my grammas :(
    be careful with the scotch bonnet, its too much for some.....
    DONT MESS WID DE DAYUM RICE BWOI..... lef it be!

    seriously though the above recipe is basic rice & peas everyone has their own lil thing, I also put tinned peas down, the dried ones are nicer but more work.

    joking aside, always cover the rice check it but DONT stir or mess with it.
    good luck!
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    double post
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  4. BullyBeats

    BullyBeats New Member

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    ^^Seems like a good recipe. Mine turned out better than usual. In fact it was very nice and the KEY to cooking rice and peas is a dutch pot plus leaving it to steam. That shit works!

    And tinned peas are good. Boy I'm a good cook, Wow!
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  5. knowitall

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    CornedBeats c'mon son! rice n peas is BASIC

    And Lucy ...smh ... what kind of recipe dat is? A WHOLE onion? No ginger? No thyme?

    Anyway, it's wrong of me to look down my nose at you all just because I'm the greatest chef on this site.
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  6. L u c y

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    I dont like ginger, dont like the smell the taste -yuck.
    If I dont like it noone gets it lol
    I said it was a basic recipe one you can mess with.
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  7. knowitall

    knowitall New Member

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    I meant green onion, not ginger ....you're right ginger don't belong in rice n peas.

    you don't drink "ginger beer"? good for ya
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  8. BullyBeats

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    Theres a knack to cooking proper rice and peas so it's not basic imo. You probably use brown rice and green peas with no salt in it.
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    *BullyBEEF
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    Nah no "knack" ... just put all the stuff in the rice cooker and let it do what it does. Invest in one.
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    BullyBeats New Member

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    Firstly my new name is CornBeefBeatBully and secondly I think a dutch pot is best for cooking rice and peas but the rice cooker thing might be an idea tbh
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