Many people call it rice and beans but we West Indians say rice and peas. Don’t argue with me lol. It is not just a Caribbean Dish but many Spanish countries have their own version of this delicious recipe.
Of course, I had to give you lovely people the Traditional Jamaican recipe for you to enjoy. This dish is gluten-free and vegan, it is high in fiber and low in fat. I am currently gluten and dairy free, so I will be sure not to slip up by adding any forbidden ingredients to my dishes. 😉
This Jamaican dish is a delicious side dish that can be paired with almost any protein. But it is most commonly paired with Jerk Chicken, Oxtail, Curry Goat and some Stew Chicken.
If you are wondering why there is coconut milk? Well, that is because ‘We Jamaicans‘ use coconut milk in our Rice and Beans, if you haven’t seen that means it is not authentic or you may have had a different version that is not Jamaican.
Many Jamaicans add a piece of ginger and butter, this is totally up to you. In this case, I forgot to add ginger. If you like you can add a small piece of smashed ginger to the pot when you are soaking or cooking the peas/beans. If you would like to add butter please do so after adding the rice.