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Bahamian Peas And Rice

Type: Rice, Vegetables
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/4 lb 113g / 4ozSalt pork - diced
1 lb 454g / 16ozOnion - sliced (small)
1   Celery rib - chopped
1/4 cup 59mlTomato paste
3 cups 711mlWater
  Salt and freshly ground pepp
1 tablespoon 15mlVegetable oil
1/4   Green pepper - seeded and
1 teaspoon 5mlDried thyme leaves
3/4 cup 177mlCooked pigeon peas - (black eyed peas can be substituted
2 cups 320g / 11ozUncooked white rice

Recipe Instructions

Fry the salt pork in a large skillet until the fat has been released, then add the vegetable oil. Add the onion and saute until translucent. Then add the green pepper, celery, thyme, and tomato paste. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the peas and cook for another 5 minutes.

Transfer the pea mixture to a saucepan and add the water and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, add the rice, and stir. Reduce the heat when the water returns to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for about 25 minutes, or until the liquid is absorbed. This is usually served as a side dish.

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