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There’s certainly a million and one cook rice.   I’m sure I’ve made my way through half of those ways at this point because rice is one of my favorite dishes.  I love fried rice, cook up rice, yellow rice, coconut rice – and the list goes on.  I’ve shared many rice recipes over the years of blogging but oddly haven’t shared a recipe for Pigeon Peas and Rice.    I think it may be because I don’t cook it often so it has never crossed my mind until recently.  

We made a quick trick to Florida a few weeks back and ate pigeon peas, also known as gungo peas, and rice every day that we were there.    Surprisingly I didn’t grow tired of it and neither did my children and it remind me of how much I loved pigeon peas when I was grown up.   Now that I’m back at home, it has been in heavy rotation around here and no one is complaining which is always a plus.

Pigeon peas and rice is similar to the more well known Rice and Peas.  Pigeon peas and rice are simmered in a coconut broth seasoned with thyme, garlic, onion and peppers.   It’s a fairly simple recipe and goes well with stews such as jerk stewed chicken, fish stew or oxtail.  These Baked Pork Chops pictured above goes well with it as well.  Enjoy!


1 Comment

  1. March 1, 2018 / 9:49 am

    Sounds delicious! I love this simple recipe and it looks like a lovely alternative to a weekend dish.