Rice & peas
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4 as a side
Serve rice and peas as a side with Caribbean-style jerk chicken, or other barbecued meats. The 'peas' are actually kidney beans
- STEP 1
Put the beans, coconut milk, thyme, allspice, 4 of the spring onions and 100ml water in a pan, and bring to a simmer. Season with plenty of salt and black pepper.
- STEP 2
Rinse the rice a few times in a sieve until the water runs clear. Tip into the pan and simmer for 10 mins over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, before lowering the heat. Put the lid on and cook for another 5 mins until the grains are tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up the rice with a fork before serving and scatter with the reserved spring onions.