Pigeon Peas and Rice

 

Ingredients  
  • ½ lb. salted pork, cut in large cubes (optional)
  • 1½ cups Cool Runnings pigeon peas
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup chopped sweet peppers
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1 tsp. chopped parsley
  • 1 sprig thyme, chopped
  • 2 cups parboiled rice
  • chopped hot pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. salt

          Directions
          1. Soak salted pork overnight.

          2. Cook pork with pigeon peas in 2 cups water until peas are almost soft; drain.

          3. Heat oil and add garlic, onion, sweet pepper, tomato, parsley, thyme, rice and pepper; sauté for 3-4 minutes.


          4.
           Add peas, salted pork and remaining 4 cups of water.

          5. Bring mixture to the boil, lower heat, cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender (approx. 30 minutes). Serve hot. 


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