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Jamaican Rice & Peas Recipe (Rice Cooker) YouTube by RoxyChowDown.com

Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe (Rice Cooker)

Discover how quick & easy it is to make delicious Jamaican Rice and Peas in a Rice Cooker!! Guess what? This rice cooker recipe also works great for cooking Jamaican gungo peas and rice, a holiday favourite. You'll love this 'fuss-free' Jamaican rice and peas recipe that helps you cook perfectly fluffy rice, every time. Enjoy all the mouth-watering and authentic flavours of this classical Jamaican Sunday Dinner dish, in a jiffy.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Jamaican
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • rice cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups white, parboiled or brown rice Make sure to use the measuring cup that comes with the rice cooker.
  • 3 cups water Make sure to use the measuring cup that comes with the rice cooker.
  • 1 can red kidney beans You may substitute the kidney bean with canned gungo peas (pigeon peas) in this recipe
  • 4 - 5 tbsp coconut milk powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black or white pepper
  • ¼ tsp allspice powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried thyme leaves (optional)
  • 1 tbsp yellow onion finely chopped or grated
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • ¼ tsp scotch bonnet pepper (or to taste)
  • 6 - 8 pimento seeds
  • 2 stalks scallion/green onion
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • ½ inch gingerroot crushed

Instructions
 

  • Measure the rice and add it to the rice cooker pot.
  • Check the rice package to determine if washing is necessary. If the rice has been pre-washed, there is no need to wash it, so skip that step.
  • Wash the rice 2 - 3 times then drain it completely.
  • Measure the water and add it to the pot of rice. (use equal parts of water to rice)
  • Drain the canned peas before adding it to the pot.
  • Add the coconut milk powder, all the dried seasoning, all the fresh seasoning and then stir the pot.
  • Place the pot inside the rice cooker, cover it, plug it in, then press the 'cook' button.
  • When the water starts to bubble, stir the pot with the spoon provided, then recover the pot.
  • When the cook button pops up to indicate that the rice is ready, check to see if the rice has the desired texture.
  • If the grains are too hard, sprinkle approximately 2 tbsp water over the rice, then use a piece of parchment paper or foil to cover the pot. Place the rice cooker cover over the parchment/foil then repress the 'cook' button to allow the rice to steam and 'fluff up'.
  • If the rice is at the desired texture, replace the cover and let the rice steam for 5 minutes more. If the rice is a bit soft, uncover the rice cooker pot and repress the 'cook' button to allow the rice to dry out a bit.
  • Serve your warm and delicious Jamaican Rice and Peas on its own or with Oxtail, Fried Chicken, Curry Goat, Baked Chicken or vegetables!
  • Bless up and store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
  • Please remember to come back and leave a rating and review under this recipe to let me know how it worked for you! Thanks in advance.
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