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Traditional Rice and Peas

Rice and Peas is a staple in many English speaking Caribbean nations, here's a few simple steps to recreate this favourite recipe.

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  • Total: 30min
    Cooking: 30min
  • Portions: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy


  • 12 grams MAGGI® Rice it Up Chinese Fried Rice Seasoning
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 1 Teaspoon Allspice Powder (Pimento)
  • 1/4 Cup Onion Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Escallion Chopped
  • 1 Unit Scotch Bonnet Whole
  • 2 Cups Red Kidney Beans Reserve 1/2 cup of liquid (cooked)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Butter
  • 2 Cups Cold Water
  • 3 Cups Rice, white, glutinous, unenriched, uncooked
  • 1 Package MAGGI® Coconut Milk Powder (50g) dissolved in 2 cups lukewarm water


  1. Add MAGGI LIQUID COCONUT MILK, reserved liquid from peas and water to a pot and allow to come to a boil.

  2. Add peas, onion, scallion, pimento, thyme, garlic, ginger, pepper, allow to simmer. Add MAGGI CHINESE FRIED RICE IT UP to the pot along with the rice and butter.

  3. Cook until liquid evaporates. Once liquid evaporates completely lower flame and cover with a tight lid.

  4. Allow rice to cook for approximately 15 minutes or until tender.


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