Traditional Recipes

Quick Jamaican Rice and Peas Recipe

Written by Xavier Murphy

Sunday Rice and Peas is a must but when you are on the go it can be a challenge. Our quick rice and peas is for the person on the go that wants to have Jamaica’s “Coat and Arms’, but quickly with a Rice Cooker and pre-cooked pigeon or red peas.


  • 3Cups Uncle Bens Rice
  • 3 Sprigs thyme
  • 2 Clove Garlic
  • 2 Stalks scallion
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 can green pigeon or red peas with coconut milk (Ocho Rio brand)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Approximately 2 Water Or the required amount to reach 4 cups of rice in your rice cooker. (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • 1 Scotch bonnet pepper

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  1. Pour the rice in the Rice Cooker.
  2. Combine the water with the green pigeon peas, and coconut milk into a pot.
  3. Be sure the rice is completely covered with water. Be sure you fill to required line of your rice cooking (VERY IMPORTANT)
  4. Add the salt, pepper, thyme, Garlic and scallion
  5. Place Scotch bonnet in the pot
  6. Turn on the rice cook
  7. Serve once the rice cooker has completed cooking. Do not keep the rice cooker on warm as it will burn the bottom of the rice. 

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Xavier Murphy