Barbados - Bajan pigeon peas and rice
Updated: Jun 15, 2021
Flavorful and healthy
Aneri's note: I admittedly do not know much about Barbados. But if someone wanted to gift me a trip to Barbados, all expenses paid, I would be pretty hyped.
Bajan Peas and Rice
Difficulty level (1-10): 2
Bajan Pigeon Peas and rice is a delightfully flavorful dish!
Vegetable oil - 2 TB
Onion - 1, diced
Vegetable broth - 8 oz
Peppercorn - 5
Habanero pepper, 1 minced
Water - 3 cups
Pigeon peas - 1/2 cup, soaked overnight
White rice - 1 cup
Salt - 1 tsp
Pepper - 1/2 tsp
Thyme - 1 TB
Marjoram or Oregano - 1 TB
Chive - 1 TB
Bay leaves - 2
1. In a large pot, add oil and fry onion and habanero pepper (if using) until golden, about 7 min.
2. Add vegetable broth, 3 cups of water, bay leaves, spices, and simmer covered with the peas and rice. If using an instant pot, pressure cook for 12 minutes.
3. Add salt, pepper to taste
This dish was sourced from Barbados.org.
Want more Barbadan recipes?
Check out Island Love Gourmet for a bunch of veg-adapted recipes.
Try Caribbean Vegetable Curry with pumpkin by Matt.
Or you can also click the Caribbean Category for more similar dishes!