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Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe

Jamaican Rice and Peas recipe (Jerk rice and kidney beans). Simple and will last through the week.


  • 1 cup dried kidney beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon of Grace jerk seasoning
  • 1 can of unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 cups long-grain white rice
  • Kosher salt to taste


  • Don't add the rice yet, the rice will enter this equation AFTER the beans have cooked and soak up a lot of that great flavor and color from bean-cooking process.
  • Add beans, coconut milk, jerk seasoning and water to a medium sauce pan, stir to combine. Cover and bring to a simmer.
  • Simmer the beans for 1 hour. Test the beans at this point. They should be almost done. If they are still too hard, simmer for another 30 minutes before adding the rice.
  • Stir in the rice and continue to simmer for about 30 minutes, until the rice is done.
  • Remove from the heat but leave covered to steam the rice for another 10 minutes or so.
  • Season with salt to taste.