- Course: Starch
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
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Can be made ahead of time.
This dish is a staple throughout the Caribbean. Pigeon peas can be found in the Latino section of the market. Good with grilled or roasted meat and poultry, and fried fish, as a substantial side dish.
1. Bring the peas, coconut milk, onion, and green pepper to a simmer in a saucepan over low heat and cook for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Stir in the rice. Cover and simmer for 35 minutes, or until the rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with cayenne pepper and serve hot.
Prepare ahead: The dish can be prepared 1 day in advance, cooled, covered with foil, and refrigerated. Bake, covered, in a 350°F (180°C) oven until heated through.
Nutritional information is based on 1/8 teaspoon added salt per serving.