Jamaican Rice & Peas (Beans)


  • 1 can (19oz) Kidney beans, including liquid
  • 1 can (14 oz) Coconut milk
  • Water (approx 1-2/3 cups)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Small onion or 2 stalks scallion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1½ to 2 tsp  Salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2  cups Long grain rice (rinsed and drained)



  1. Drain the liquid from the can of kidney beans into a 1 quart measuring cup and add the can of coconut milk and enough water to make a total of four cups of liquid.
  2. Add liquid, beans, garlic, chopped onion and thyme to large pot.
  3. Add salt and black pepper.  Bring to a boil.
  4. Add rice and boil on High for 2 minutes.
  5. Turn heat to Low, and cook covered until all water is absorbed (about 15 to 20 min).
  6. Fluff with fork before serving.

Source:  http://cooklikeajamaican.com/rice-and-peas/

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