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Barbados Green Peas and Rice

Bajan green peas and rice


You'll find Barbados green peas and rice on all Bajan menus whether its a wedding or the mobile food van on the streets. However when it comes to the Christmas lunch menu Barbados green peas and rice is a must have. Maybe this has to do with the fact that traditionally this type of pea was available in abundance.


In recent times however these peas are not as plentiful which has led to increase cost at the market... actually a pint of these peas can cost as much as $10.00 a pint in the fresh food market. However despite these challenges green peas remain an important component on the Barbadian dinner menu especially during the Christmas festivities. 


In fact it is so popular that Barbadian cooks going back to our fore parents consider it unpardonable not to have green peas and rice on the menu. 

Barbados Green peas and rice


Here is the Barbados Green Peas and Rice recipe...

Barbados Green Peas and Rice Recipe

  • 2 cups rice
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 100 g (4ozs) salt meat  
  • 6 Cups of water
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • Bunch of herbs
  • ½ tablespoon salt if necessary


Cooking Directions

Place water in saucepan, add peas salt meat, herbs, slice onion and boil for approximate 20 minutes. 
Then wash rice and sprinkle into the saucepan, add margarine and boil over moderate heat (about 15 mins) at first, then allow to steam over low heat until all the water is absorb and the grains are soft and fluffy.



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