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Caribbean Pigeon Peas and Rice
Posted By Ellen Kanner On June 30, 2011 @ 1:43 pm In Classic Rice Dishes,Main Dishes featuring Grains and/or Beans,Tasty, Easy Bean Main Dishes | Comments Disabled
Traditionally, this is made with pigeon peas —cute, round, and tan, also known as gungo peas or gandules. They’re a staple in markets with big Latin and Caribbean communities. If you can’t find them, no worries, use red beans — another island favorite. No harm will be done. Serve at room temperature or slightly chilled — it’s bright and refreshing either way. Recipe and photo by Ellen Kanner.
Serves: 4 to 6
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes.
Add pepper, jalapeño and celery and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for another 5 minutes.
Stir in diced tomato and season with allspice and cumin.
Add cooked pigeon peas and rice, stirring until mixture is well combined. Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the moisture from the vegetables is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Add thyme and cilantro, salt and pepper and enjoy.
Pigeon peas and rice keeps well covered and refrigerated for several days. Flavor improves over time. For crowds, recipe doubles like a dream.
*Wear gloves when handling chilis. No matter how manly you are.
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