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Caribbean rice with peas and beans

Manjiri Chitnis
Delightful mixture of spices add a different dimension of flavour to this simple dish, make it healthier by using brown rice
Course Main Course
Cuisine Caribbean
Servings 2 people


  • 1.5 cup brown rice
  • 1 can of Dunns River peas and Beans
  • 1 small red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf


  • Chop the onion lengthwise
  • Rinse and soak the rice in a big vessel
  • Heat the olive in a medium-sized vessel
  • Add the bay leaf and then sauté' the chopped garlic until it browns
  • Add 2 heaped tbsp of all-purpose seasoning and mix well and sauté for under 30-second stirring continuously so that the seasoning does not bu4n
  • Drain the water used to wash the rice
  • Then add the washed rice and sauté it for under a minute stirring continuously
  • Drain the water from the canned peas and beans and transfer them to a sieve and wash them under running water, to get rid of the salt
  • Add the peas and beans and add exactly twice the amount of water as the rice and cook on a medium flame with lid on
  • Garnish with some chopped spring onion
  • Serve hot