This Jamaican rice and peas recipe is the perfect side dish, with fluffy rice simmered with coconut milk, fiery Scotch bonnet peppers and lots of seasonings. Easy to make!
You may need more time to simmer the peas, as simmering time can vary wildly. It can take up to 90 minutes or longer, to your preference. You can also use canned or pre-softened peas or beans. If using canned, skip the first 2 steps and simmer the peas along with the remainder of the ingredients. However, use only the coconut milk, 1/2 cup chicken stock and skip the water. Add in water or broth as needed so the rice and peas to not dry out.