Jamaican Rice with Peppers, Red Bean Rice with Peppers

Jamaican Rice & Peppers

Jamaican Rice & Peppers dish can bring the flavors of Jamaica in your home. Jamaican Rice and Peas is a traditional dish cooked with beans and coconut milk. In the Caribbean beans are referred as peas. I have made stir fried peppers to serve with this rice. These peppers have a sweet and tangy taste and they add crunch to the soft rice dish.

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients 
For Rice
2 cup long grain rice (uncooked)
1 cup red kidney beans soaked and boiled
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 onion, diced
1 tablespoon celery stem chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
1 small bay leaf
½ tsp paprika
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
3 cups water
1 cup coconut milk
Salt to taste
Celery leaves chopped, for garnishing

For the stir fried peppers
½ cup Green pepper sliced
½ cup red pepper sliced
½ cup yellow pepper sliced
1 large onion sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
½ teaspoon lemon juice
A few drops of Tabasco
Salt to taste
Celery leaves chopped

Directions
For the Rice

Jamaican Rice, Red Bean Rice, Jamaican Rice & Peppers

  • Wash and soak rice for 10 minutes.
  • Heat oil and butter in a pot, add bay leaf and garlic, sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add onion and celery, sauté.
  • Now add all the dry spices, salt and stir.
  • Add the drained rice, sauté for a minute.
  • Add the boiled beans and water.
  • Stir and cook till half of the water has evaporated.
  • Now stir in the coconut milk and cook (add water if required) till rice is cooked.
  • Adjust the seasoning.

For the Stir fried peppers

Ingredients for Jamaican Rice & Peppers

  • Heat the oil in a pan on high heat. Add the sliced onions and all the peppers.
  • Sauté the peppers on high heat with salt.
  • Add all the sauces and lemon juice, stir for a minute.
  • Take the pan off the heat.

How to serve
Fill a portion of rice in a bowl and press a little. Now invert it on a serving plate and arrange some peppers. Garnish with chopped celery.

Enjoy!

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