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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

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Want more Barbadan recipes?

Check out Island Love Gourmet for a bunch of veg-adapted recipes.

Or you can also click the Caribbean Category for more similar dishes!

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