Rating: 4.71 stars
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

This quick one-pot version of Jamaican rice and peas opts for kidney beans, with a kick from Scotch bonnet peppers and red pepper flakes.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Rinse rice in a fine strainer.

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  • Heat oil in a large 5-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, green onions, and thyme; cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Add the rice, kidney beans, stock, coconut milk, Scotch bonnet pepper, salt, sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, allspice, and cayenne pepper.

  • Bring to a boil, uncovered. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until rice is tender and liquid has evaporated, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can also use dried beans by soaking overnight and cooking in salt, pepper, onion, and garlic for 2 hours on low, but for sake of time I use canned or frozen.

Substitute habanero pepper if you can't find Scotch bonnet.

Nutrition Facts

391 calories; protein 10.7g; carbohydrates 60.1g; fat 13g; cholesterol 1.5mg; sodium 1385.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2020
Delicious! It went perfectly with my Jamacian curry chicken . I used a habanero instead of the scotch bonnet , I had one in the kitchen already. This dish will be made several times again in my house ! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2021
My most used recipe on All Recipes and my absolute favorite rice dish to make. So delicious, I use this when I make Jerk Chicken and a Jamaican-inspired cabbage slaw. It has some kick to it in a wonderful way and reheats very nicely all week! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2021
I made this for a pot luck cooking competition and it won best of show. I beat out a bunch of ancient Jamaican cooks from the island!! hahahaaa.. this white boy can cook!!! ya mon... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2020
I liked this recipe, It turned out great as a side dish along with jerk chicken and a tomato and cucumber salad. The only change I made was to cut the recipe in half, There are only 3 of us and even then I had lots leftover for another day. I didn't have a scotch bonnet pepper so I added some jalapeno pepper instead. I didn't want it to spicy. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2020
I made this to go along with Jerk Fish Tacos I was making and it was perfect. I used a habanero and this dish was very spicy, but it's more like a slow heat that hits you after every bite, but it dissipates fast. Good balance of flavors in this dish to us and one that I will make again (maybe with jalapeno next time for me). Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2021
This is a very tasty version of this dish. I will make it again, although my family found it a little too spicy, so I might omit the pepper next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2021
First; in all fairness to this recipe- I am not a fan of kidney beans except in chili. But I keep trying to!! This recipe checks all the right boxes; easy to make, great flavor and some nice but not overwhelming heat! We made a grilled jerk chicken recipe tonight and wanted to have a great side dish and tried this. If you like rice and beans; you will undoubtedly love this! I liked despite not being a fan of kidney beans and need to figure out a way to replicate bean-free. I used a whole jalapeño as no habenaro on hand (and good thing or my husband would have found too hot for him). I also used sweet yellow onion vs green (used all my green onions for the chicken). Thank you! I will try this one again! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2020
The only change I made was using a jalapeño pepper instead of Scotch Bonnet. Because I didn t have one on hand. Turned out great. Very tasty and had a nice kick to it. I will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2020
I have made this about 20 times and it is an amazing recipe! Read More