*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           JAMAICAN RICE AND PEAS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Rice
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----COCONUT MILK-----
    1       sm           Coconut
    4       c            Water
                         -----RICE AND PEAS-----
    1       cn           Red beans
    1       md           Onion
    1       bn           Green onions
    1       tb           Dried thyme leaves
    1       t            Ground allspice
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
    1       t            Salt
    2       lb           Rice
                         Water
 
   Take coconut out of shell and process or grate it in
   the water, then squeeze it through double-layered
   cheesecloth.  Use only the liquid; throw gratings
   away. It works better if you let it sit for an hour or
   so before sieving. Cook the beans in the coconut milk
   for one hour (simmering).  Chop onion and scallions
   and add with thyme, allspice, garlic, 1 tsp salt and 2
   lbs rice. Add water to cover + one inch over top of
   rice and beans mixture. (use 1st knuckle to guess).
   Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer, covered,
   40 minutes or until rice is done.
  
 
 
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