This is an authentic version of Bahamian peas and rice, I am a native of the Bahamas and this is how it was taught to me, hope you enjoy it. Serve with any prepared meat.

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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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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion, and fry until transparent. Stir in the green pepper, ham, tomato paste, tomato, bacon, corned beef, and pigeon peas. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring to a simmer.

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  • Stir in the coconut milk, water and browning sauce, and bring to a boil. Stir in the rice. Return to a boil, then stir, cover, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for about 45 minutes, until rice is tender. Stir occasionally.

Nutrition Facts

530.8 calories; 21.8 g protein; 65.1 g carbohydrates; 40.1 mg cholesterol; 828.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2009
Ok I think the cornbeef must have been a misprint. OMIT the cornbeef and you've got yourself a very rich and yummy peas and rice! The browning sauce gives a darker colour but if its hard to find just get a really thick tomatoe paste eg.Hunts.I don't like my peas and rice too dark.Its prettier when its rosy brown and you can actually see the peas bacon thymme etc. Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/24/2007
This is not real Bahamian peas and rice. No real Bahamian puts cornbeef in their peas and rice. if they did the food wouldn't cook properly and the meal itself wouldn't taste good at all. Read More
(47)
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2009
Ok I think the cornbeef must have been a misprint. OMIT the cornbeef and you've got yourself a very rich and yummy peas and rice! The browning sauce gives a darker colour but if its hard to find just get a really thick tomatoe paste eg.Hunts.I don't like my peas and rice too dark.Its prettier when its rosy brown and you can actually see the peas bacon thymme etc. Read More
(18)
Rating: 1 stars
05/24/2007
This is not real Bahamian peas and rice. No real Bahamian puts cornbeef in their peas and rice. if they did the food wouldn't cook properly and the meal itself wouldn't taste good at all. Read More
(47)
Rating: 1 stars
05/18/2006
This is not true Bahamian Peas n rice!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2009
Ok I think the cornbeef must have been a misprint. OMIT the cornbeef and you've got yourself a very rich and yummy peas and rice! The browning sauce gives a darker colour but if its hard to find just get a really thick tomatoe paste eg.Hunts.I don't like my peas and rice too dark.Its prettier when its rosy brown and you can actually see the peas bacon thymme etc. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2008
We do not use corned beef I don't know where that came from It is called salt beef Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
09/16/2008
This is ridiculous! I don't know anyone in the Bahamas who cooks Peas 'N Rice this way! Read More
(10)
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Rating: 3 stars
11/06/2006
This isn't authentic. Though you can add the coconut milk (AKA: coconut water)or shredded non sweet coconut no Bahamian I know puts corned beef in their rice. Corned Beef is a separate dish. Good stuff too:-) Instead crab (yes shell and all) salt pork or smoked bacon can be added to dress up the rice. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2005
This is the real thing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 1 stars
01/28/2007
I'm sorry to report this was terrible. I thought I liked anything with rice in it but this was bland flat-tasting and heavy. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
10/06/2008
This is not an authentic Bahamian recipe. I did not try it so I do not know if it is good or not. I will however say that it should not be misrepresented as a typical Bahamian preparation for one the country's most loved dishes. Read More
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