Rice And Peas

Main ingredient
Preparation time
10 minutes
Cooking time
30 minutes

Olive Oil (2 tbp)

Heat in heavy pan.

Salt Pork (200g minced)

Add & fry until the meat starts to brown.

Onion (1 medium chopped)

Add and sauté over medium heat until onion is starting to brown.

Scotch Bonnet pepper (1 de-seeded & chopped)
Thyme (1 tbsp fresh)

Add and stir.
Continue cooking for 5 minutes.

Salt (½ tsp)
Black pepper(1 tsp ground)
Coconut milk (300ml)

Add & stir well.
Bring to a simmer.

Rice (300g cooked long grain)
Black-eyed Peas (400g cooked)

Add & stir well.
Serve when heated through.


Smoked Gammon can be substituted for the Salt Pork.

This particular recipe is one of many variations which vary from location to location. This version is more typical of Martinique or Guadeloupe.

  • Cuba: Use Turtle or large Black beans.
  • Jamaica & Haiti: Use Kidney beans.
  • Cajun: Use Kidney beans but no coconut milk.

Do experiment to find a recipe that suits you.